Remains of '09: Times Square Cleaned Up After Bash

Friday, Jan 1, 2010  |  Updated 12:30 PM EDT
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People start to clear out of Times Square after the ball dropped. That's a heckuva clean up job.

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In with the new, out with the New Year's Eve trash.

New York City Sanitation Department spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins says almost 150 sanitation workers labored to get Times Square ready to reopen around 6 a.m. Friday after hundreds of thousands of people partied 2009 away. She says workers may still need to polish up side streets, but the main cleanup is done.

The agency can't immediately say how much confetti, souvenir hats and other debris workers gathered. But they took in about 40 tons last year.

Police don't yet have data on any arrests amid the revelry. The Fire Department says no one was hurt.

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