If you want to capture the aftermath of a Toomer’s Corner rolling come fall with a camera, you’d better do it fast—as in, like, as soon as it’s over fast.
Whereas in previous years the toilet paper was left in the Toomer’s Oaks until a crew from a Montgomery janitorial service arrived to remove it the following morning, Auburn city officials say they won’t wait until Sunday to remove it from the new wires strung over the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue.
“It will have to be much quicker,” says City of Auburn Director of Public Affairs David Dorton.”
How much quicker?
“Immediately after a celebration to clear the wires before the road opens to traffic.”
But the delegation of responsibility for de-toilet papering the corner will remain the same.
“We plan to continue with our current clean-up method,” says Kevin Cowper, Auburn’s Assistant City Manager. “That is, the city will clean up on the street and sidewalks on ‘city property’ and AU will clean up on university property. We will remove toilet paper from the wires and roadway before the intersection reopens to traffic and follow up with the remainder of the clean-up work on Sunday morning.”
We know—we wanted it to be like we were driving through a car wash for a few hours, too.
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