Residents complain about impassable roads

August 24, 2012 2:52:12 PM PDT
Members of a Cumberland County community said they are fed up after the roads into their area have gotten nearly impassable.

Residents of Pinpoint and Draper Roads claim even emergency vehicles won't go down the roads, and they say it's leading to a spike in crime.

"Oh, it's a headache. I'm telling you," said Lula Howard. "And been trying to get them to do something for this for around 50 something years."

Howard raised a family in her home on Pinpoint Road. The 89-year-old woman said she has been fighting with Cumberland County leaders just about all her adult life to get the roads back here paved.

Howard and other residents say the muddy holes damage their cars and emergency vehicles sometimes have a tough time getting to homes on Pinpoint and Draper roads.

"And the mailman -- we've been trying to get him back over in here -- but he won't," said Howard, who must walk to the main road to pick up her mail.  

The mud puddles aren't the only problems for people who live on the treacherous roads.

"Good graces alive! I bet you ever house from down here on up this a way, they've been stealing from. They stole a lawn mower from us," said Howard.

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