Piles of old tires line Linden St. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Piles of old tires line Linden St.

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating murder, attempted murder cases

    Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating murder, attempted murder cases

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:06:06 GMT
    On August 31 at about 11:33 p.m. CST, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls from subjects attending a poker party in reference to a shooting with at least two injured gunshot victims. More >>
    On August 31 at about 11:33 p.m. CST, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls from subjects attending a poker party in reference to a shooting with at least two injured gunshot victims. 

     
    More >>
  • Seale, AL residents enjoy return of Labor Day Fair

    Seale, AL residents enjoy return of Labor Day Fair

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:26:06 GMT
    Residents in east Alabama are rounding up the Labor Day celebration at one of the Alabama's oldest courthouses. The courthouse located in Seale, Ala. is the third oldest in the state. This is the first fair
    More >>
    Residents in east Alabama are rounding up the Labor Day celebration at one of the Alabama's oldest courthouses. The courthouse located in Seale, Ala. is the third oldest in the state. This is the first fair since 2010 when the fair restarted, and it originated in 1980 to raise money to refurbish the old courthouse after it began to deteriorate.More >>
  • Columbus woman speaks out about domestic violence

    Columbus woman speaks out about domestic violence

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:23:08 GMT
    A Columbus woman is speaking out about domestic violence. She speaks about her near death experience and the fight to regain control of her life.More >>
    A Columbus woman is speaking out about domestic violence. She speaks about her near death experience and the fight to regain control of her life.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Neighbors along Linden Street, just off of Plank Road are really growing tired of a problem.

"It's like a city dump back there," said Barbara Perkins, a neighbor in the area. "But, here lately it's been tires."

Barbara Perkins says she first noticed the mounds of tires several months ago and since then dozens and dozens of tires have been added to the pile.

The tires are havens for mosquitoes, rats, and snakes - not to mention a fire hazard.

"We're always surprised to see it, but we've seen it before," said Bob Hern, an environmental engineer for the East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works.  "Hopefully people will understand that this is not a proper way to dispose of things."

DPW officials say this is a large example of a problem that is actually growing all around the parish.

People dispose of old tires along the road in many neighborhoods- usually in small amounts. The offenders on Linden Street dumped well over 50 tires.

Normally when a person buys tires, the tire shop charges a small disposal fee in order to get rid of the old tires.

Officials can't tell for sure, but they say the problem on Linden Street looks to have been caused by a tire business or tire hauler.

Neighbors say it's more than an eyesore.

"Kids will play and knock them into the street and cars can't even come through the street," said Perkins.

The cleanup will now be charged to taxpayers.

"This is taxpayer money being spent here," Hern said. "It takes away from our normal daily routine, with the things we're supposed to be doing elsewhere that we're not going to be doing because we're spending time cleaning this up."

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.