Street driving residents crazy

Street driving residents crazy

YUMA, Ariz. – Residents in the outskirts of Yuma are tired of using one bumpy street every day when leaving home.

County 18 1/2 Street off of Avenue 3E is a dirt street that is taking a toll on residents’ cars. Residents say they are forced to drive on the rough terrain and then spend money on car repairs that could be avoided if the street was smooth. On top of that they say there are no street-lights either, leaving them in the dark when the sun goes down.

City officials say they had someone review the area Monday after we called to find out more about road maintenance in that area.

We are still working on figuring out who is responsible for maintaining County 18 1/2 Street.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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