Large homeless camp cleaned up in Sandy Creek
City public works crew went to work Friday morning cleaning up a large homeless camp in Sandy Creek behind the Creekside Apartments.
The camps was full of miscellaneous items, ranging from a large box spring to wood, metal, including drain pipes, several five gallon water jogs and many other items.
Crews used a backhoe to help haul the junk out of the ditch.
Friday's cleanup is part of an ongoing process.
The crews periodically check Sandy Creek and clean up the camps as they are found.
The residents are notified of the cleanup in advance and most remove what they can carry.
City officials sayd they are numerous campus up and down Sandy Creek as far east as at least Gardner Field Road and there are several in another draininge ditch that runs just north of Gardner Field Road.