Utica, NY (WIBX) - Mayor Robert Palmieri is moving his Wednesday sweep to Thursday this week because of Halloween.

"We're going to need all our resources and our police and fire, to make sure that the streets are safe," Palmieri said. "So, we are going to put off our sweep from Wednesday to Thursday."

But, the mayor says the change of date will not affect his sweep.

"This week's sweep will be going again as normal," Palmieri said. "We'll go into an area that maybe we haven't been into yet."

He says he will continue his weekly sweeps until the winter weather takes over.