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City cleans up confetti-littered streets after Giants victory parade

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After three World Series Championships in five years, San Francisco has learned how to throw a great street party and to quickly clean up after the thousands of fans.

After three World Series Championships in five years, San Francisco has learned how to throw a great street party and to quickly clean up after the thousands of fans and countless pounds of confetti.

There were a few bumps Friday, especially for people trying to leave the city after the San Francisco Giants celebrations.

Caltrain got the brunt of the post parade exodus. Footage from Sky7 HD showed a line of people trying to get onto Caltrain that extended far down Townsend Street. According to Caltrain, ridership may have set a record. Caltrain rider Cole MacLauchlansaid it felt like he had been waiting for the train for an hour and he got in line around 8th Street.

Taxi's, Uber and Lyft cars shuttled people down the Peninsula.

One couple called in their daughter for a ride.

"We were expecting to take the train," Burlingame resident Anthony Hall said. "We had tickets. I bought tickets, but there's no way I'm waiting in that."

After the parade, street sweepers with brooms and on wheels moved in fast to clear up streets.

Confetti was everywhere, including power lines over Market Street. Muni employees had to clear the lines by hand before street cars and buses could resume service.

Eventually the rush of people out of the city did end and even the stage set up in front of City Hall was nearly all dismantled.

What's left is the orange afterglow of another World Series Championship.

For full coverage of the San Francisco Giants' World Series win, click here.

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