SHAMOKIN - Public works employees will operate the city's street sweeper on a daily basis beginning Monday.

Sunday's surprise snowstorm that dumped more than 8 inches in the city and neighboring Coal Township delayed the start to the sweeping season.

The street sweeper will run weekdays through the end of April, with the exception of Good Friday. Beginning in May, the sweeper will run on an alternating schedule - the second and fourth full weeks each month through November.

The township street department was prepared to begin sweeping streets Monday, too, but that will be delayed a few days until the snow piles have melted.