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Residents say new hotel construction is "littering the streets"

Posted: 4:58 PM, Sep 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-19 12:58:03-04
Residents speak out against new hotel construction 2
Residents speak out against new hotel construction 1

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee residents are speaking out on social media, claiming that it is "snowing pounds" of Styrofoam particles in the Gaines Street area.

In a Facebook post tagging the City of Tallahassee, one woman says that the "snow" is due to construction of the new hotel on Railroad Street:

Many others commented on the post, sharing pictures of the Styrofoam littering the streets:

About an hour ago, the City of Tallahassee issued this official response on the post:

"The City Growth Management's Environmental Inspector has been in communication with the contractor about this issue. The general contractor is in the process of starting cleanup this morning, and the foam work has been suspended until arrangements can be made to better control the material. The contractor will be providing a report to the City outlining the protection methods that will be utilized prior to resuming the foam work. Thank you for bringing this to our attention."

The new hotel on Railroad Street is set to be a six-floor Hampton Inn & Suite. The hotel's development is expected to be completed by 2018.

Check out our story on the hotel before workers broke ground here

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