A homeless veteran prepares his things after being told by officials he must leave the area. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO - Crews from the Ontario Public Works Department and Oregon Department of Transportation cut through brush and debris on public property along the river Monday.

The effort was announced last week and homeless campers were given several days’ notice to gather their belongings and leave.

City officials passed out a tip sheet listing services available to those being evicted from the camps.

Ontario Police Chief, Steven Romero and Ontario city councilor, Freddy Rodriguez discuss homelessness on Monday, Oct. 14 along the Snake River. (Joe Siess/The Enterprise)

Crews use bulldozers to remove brush and debris. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

A crew member removes debris from an abandoned homeless camp near . Ontario. (Joe Siess/The Enterprise)

A makeshift home along the Snake River. (Joe Siess/The Enterprise)

Bulldozers moving in to clear brush and debris. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

A homeless encampment in the woods along the Snake River north of Ontario. (Joe Siess/The Enterprise)

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