For three months, pedestrians and drivers have been complaining about the dangers of a missing manhole cover at the extremely busy intersection of Broadway and Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst.
"The manhole, it makes it very difficult for the cars to pass by. We have to be careful to let the cars pass first in order for us to cross the street," said Elmhurst resident Stephanie Torres. "People can actually fall in that little hole. My mom a couple of times tripped."
"There's two lanes. It makes the road too narrow," said George Sartong who works in the area. He, like many others, can't believe it's still not fixed.
The problem is no city agency is taking responsibility for the manhole mess.
The Department of Transportation told PIX 11 it's the Department of Environmental Protection's problem. The DEP said it's Con Ed's concern. Con Ed said no it isn't. It's not a Verizon issue either.
"The city called to see if this was a Verizon manhole, but it's not," said James Lema, a contractor working for Verizon. "It's a very dangerous site and sure enough it's still not repaired."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun