(CBS) — The snow is melting — great.
But when it disappears, lots of other stuff is left behind. Not so great.
In planters outside Chicago City Hall, instead of flowers blooming there is a bouquet of cigarette butts.
CBS 2’s Roseann Tellez reports on the leftovers are emerging.
The bright sun and warmer temperatures brought plenty of people out Monday. But the big meltdown also brought plenty of garbage and gunk to the surface.
Cigarette butts; old newspapers; food wrappers; water bottles, even a rusty umbrella. It’s like a dirty archeological dig.
Some of the shopkeepers here along Armitage Avenue say they’re eager to come out and sweep the stuff up. But it’s still too mushy.
Another gift of the season: dog waste.