DOT picks up trash along Inner Loop in Rochester

More than 100 volunteers from the New York State Department of Transportation were out cleaning up litter and trash as part of a "trash blitz" Monday. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The closed-off portion of the Inner Loop in Rochester was one area of focus for trash cleanup Monday.

More than 100 volunteers from the New York State Department of Transportation were out cleaning up litter and trash as part of a "trash blitz" Monday.

The cleanup is honor of Earth Day.

Crews were also making repairs to guardrails and patching potholes in the road.

"We really want to focus on Earth Day with litter pick up, but throughout the year we're encouraging motorists and pedestrians and just the general public to take care of our community," said Jordan Guerrein, a spokesperson for the NYS DOT.

The Inner Loop was briefly shut down for the clean up process. The DOT said it hopes to have more events like this in the future.

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