Amherst leaf rakers, beware.
Town residents raking leaves and lawn debris into the streets near their homes will now be issued tickets for vehicle and traffic violations, police said Friday.
The crackdown is necessary because police have noticed frequent violations by residents since fall began.
In other town police news, the annual winter parking ban has been set from Nov. 1 to April 1 for all town streets.
No street parking will be permitted between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., police said. Tickets and fines will be issued to violators.