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Sinkhole causes sewer problems, residents ask for help

8 years 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, August 27 2015 Aug 27, 2015 August 27, 2015 10:55 PM August 27, 2015 in News
Source: wbrz

BATON ROUGE - Residents in North Baton Rouge are tired of the giant sinkhole swallowing their backyards.

They told us they have contacted City Hall, but they are moving at a turtle's pace. Now people are getting hurt, falling in to the hole and being attacked by wildlife. The worst part is the sewer system is starting to back up in to the homes. Residents say DPW came to check out the situation, but left without fixing the problem. Now residents are worried about the safety of their friends and families.

"I have to keep the grass, and all the neighbors from coming in the back yard, because you don't want to be sued, you don't want nobody to be hurt." said Theodore Fisher.

Fisher said the sinkhole is causing him major problems, including his back yard sinking in along the sewer line.

"It's not just my yard. Everything on this side of the street suffers with sewer problems." Fisher explained.

Now he's hoping News Two's story will help move things along.

News Two tried calling DPW to ask about the sinkhole, but they have not answered our calls.

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