Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Red Car Property: Watch Your Step! *UPDATED

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 12, 2011.  The heavy steel cover for the City storm drain on the Corralitas end of the Red Car Property has been shifted over about 3 - 4 inches; enough for a small child or dog to catch a leg.  A Chihuahua could easily fall completely into the void.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Thanks to a regular reader for pointing out the potentially dangerous situation.  The steel cover has never been completely over the hole.  After brush clearance a few months ago, it was shifted further off the hole.

*UPDATE July 21, 2011: After this blog post was sent to City Council District 13 last week, the City secured the manhole cover this morning.