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Crews clean up following Riverbend 2017

Organizers say cleanup began immediately after the fireworks Saturday night. (IMAGE: WTVC)

While Riverbend is over, the clean-up has just begun.

Clean up crews started tearing down the stages as soon as the fireworks ended Saturday around midnight.

Almost fifty workers chipped away at sound systems, lights and vendor tents.

Organizers say it will take two full days to get the big items packed up and hauled away.

The fesitval's production coordinator says they're also working on clearing the roadways.

"The most important task we have today is getting Riverfront Parkway and Chesnut Street back open. Because it's a little bit of an inconvenience for a lot of the merchants locally," said Joe Fuller.

Organizers say everything should be cleared away by Wednesday or Thursday.

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