The day after: Crews cleaning up after the Cavs’ big celebration

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Cavaliers threw the party of the century Wednesday.

It’s too hard to count exactly how many people were downtown for the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship Parade. But the number is estimated to be over one million.

City crews were downtown early Thursday to clean up the mess that was left behind.

Downtown Mall B and Mall C along Lakeside were covered in trash, water bottles, food and even chairs left behind after the final rally.

City workers tell Fox 8 they were all called in to work Thursday morning and plan on spending the day picking up trash in all parts of the city.

The small trees surrounding Mall B turned into seats for many of the fans who wanted the best view of the stage.

Fox 8 spoke with landscapers who are cleaning up the trees who say they can’t save all of them. Many of the branches are too broken and need to be torn down.

However, even with the long day ahead for city workers, most we talked to say they don’t mind at all. It’s all worth an epic day and celebration for Cleveland.

 

For much more coverage on the celebration and on the Cleveland Cavaliers, click here. 

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