Roseburg leaf collection program kicks off Monday

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- It's that time of year. The leaves are beginning to fall and pile up in yards.The Roseburg Public Works Department will begin this year's leaf collection this coming Monday.They will be picking up leaves through January 3.Nikki Messenger says there are a few things you need to be aware of before the truck comes down your street. "What folks need to know is, they need to go ahead and pile the leaves up, but while they're doing that, not block any bike lanes, not block the gutters," she said.Messenger adds that if your leaves are out for pick-up and there is a rain storm, you're responsible to make sure that they don't plug any storm drains. "We want to make sure to keep the drainage open so we don't get any localized flooding," said Messenger.The leaf pick-up schedule will be updated here.