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People who decorated graves at Mountview Cemetery for Christmas are being asked to remove the decorations by the end of the day on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Jan. 19, all remaining ground-level flowers and Christmas decorations will be removed by the cemetery staff.

According to the cemetery staff, the request is made for several reasons.

Removal of the decorations is necessary to avoid hampering snow removal if necessary to provide access to nearby gravesites for funerals.

If snow-removal equipment hits the decorations, it can damage the equipment.

Also the wreaths dry out and start to look unattractive.

 

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