Is it me, or does it seem like every single day there is some sort of truck fire or car wreck or something else blocking the traffic in Atlanta? If I actually had to get on the highway, it would upset me.

All lanes of southbound I-85 headed toward the Atlanta airport are blocked this morning because of a truck fire.

The tractor-trailer, which was hauling cars and vans, caught fire before 7 a.m. near Cleveland Avenue. Several of the vehicles on the truck are burning, but police dispatchers say no injuries have been reported.

What does upset me (and I know there’s really no real comparison) are the huge number of potholes and/or poorly taken care of areas of the city streets. And, I’m not really quite sure the reason why it is that way – we don’t have extreme weather here that might cause it. I’m glad the city is trying to turn my car into a personal massage chair, but I’d much rather prefer a smooth ride. Is that pothole posse still going in full force? Because if their solution was to cover potholes with metal sheets, well… Anyway, you can call (404) POTHOLE to report some potholes.
Thank goodness it’s Friday.

3 Comments so far

  1. Jen (unregistered) on January 21st, 2005 @ 11:45 am

    Potholes are my personal nightmare. There are some bitch ass ones on Monroe and I’ve gone over them so many times that I ended up with a bent rim, which I had to replace. Fantastic.

    I’m going to send the bill to Shirley Franklin.

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on January 21st, 2005 @ 12:14 pm

    Monroe annoys me a lot as does the general rough ride on Virginia all the way down from Highland to Monroe. And there’s this big, harsh pothole right at 10th and W. Peachtree that’s been there for at least three years.

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