Washed Out Road Leaves Residents Stuck
Published June 12th, 2013
Residents in Waldo are having a difficult time leaving their neighborhood.
Around 7:00 this morning, residents saw a crack in the road... and the crack caused a culvert to collapse.
The half mile long road on Northeast 96th Avenue is the only way for 13 families to come in and out of their neighborhood by vehicle.
Joel Harper has lived on that road since 1969 and says no repairs have been made since then.
Homeowners say Alachua County did put runners on the culverts after a hurricane in 2004, but because its a private road... the county is not responsible for repairs.
"We can't check our mail, we can't get to the grocery store, we can't get medical help. What happens if theres a fire or we need to call 9-1-1? We are going to be stuck and we need some help,"
said Roxanne MacDonald, who can't leave the neighborhood.
Residents have put up tape around the road to ensure no one crosses over it.
Currently many of the families are leaving their vehicles at the culvert and walking to their homes.
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