By Dan Wing
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The clean-up effort in the Philadelphia Art Museum area continued late into the night on Monday, but it seems things are coming along on schedule.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
Gone is the giant carnival swing in the middle of the Ben Franklin Parkway, and in its place, a strange serenity due to the missing hustle and bustle of Eakins Oval.
Crews have already taken down the main stage on the Art Museum steps, as well as the skate park. Numerous tents and crews had most the heavy stuff loaded onto trucks by dark.
The grass around the Art Museum, however, may take a while to bounce back from the thousands of fans who tromped across it and Sunday’s downpours.
Still, it looks as if cleanup will finish on schedule, with roads expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
And for people who live in nearby apartments, the minor inconvenience were all worth it.
“I’m so glad they put this on in all honesty,” said one neighbor. “Even since we live right beside, and you know, it wakes us up at 8 a.m. with soundcheck. It’s a good alarm clock.”
Sentiments shared by tens of thousands who made it to the party.
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