While many citizens were preparing for upcoming street sweeping operations, that has all been put on hold. Due to mechanical issues with VDOT’s street sweeper truck, the scheduled street sweeping in Cape Charles has been postponed until further notice.
The town will reschedule the sweeping and send out a notice when it receives further information from VDOT.
The process is annoying and inconvenient, yet for communities on the Bay, it is very important. Street sweeping will pick up harmful substances that contaminate the environment. If these toxins are left on the streets, they will make their way into the storm drains and into our streams, creeks, and eventually the bay itself. Street sweeping has been defined as a best management practice by the EPA in preventing stormwater runoff.