Cracks in Roads Concern Houston Firefighters

HOUSTON -- A cracked road is causing huge problems for firefighters. Houston firefighters at Fire Station No. 55 are concerned their fire engines could tip over on South Acres Drive between Cullen and MLK boulevards. The cracks are deep and...


HOUSTON --

A cracked road is causing huge problems for firefighters.

Houston firefighters at Fire Station No. 55 are concerned their fire engines could tip over on South Acres Drive between Cullen and MLK boulevards.

The cracks are deep and the elevation difference of the cracks is at least a few inches.

Fire Station No. 55 reported the road to the city on July 18. Firefighters said they try to avoid the road, or at least drive in the middle of the street, to avoid the huge cracks.

The city said it is aware of the problem and said it is doing its best to fix it and the other damaged roads around the city.

City officials said the drought is causing the roads to buckle, crack and shift.

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