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Posted at 5:54 PM ET, 09/12/2010

Mattress in the road

By Washington Post Editors

Number of votes to fix: 4
Who's responsible: Montgomery County

Drivers can expect a few not-so-nice givens out on the D.C. area roadways: rude drivers, potholes and congestion. But mattresses plopped right down in the median of a street?!? That's a little beyond the pale.

Griper Amanda reported one in the median of the 12000 block of Hathaway Drive at Weller Rd. in Silver Spring. Fortunately, Montgomery County officials are aware of the problem. A request has been submitted to have the mattress cleaned up.

"Our staff will make every effort to address this issue in a timely manner as weather and resources allow," writes a Montgomery County official.

Someone has deposited an old mattress on the green area that divides Hathaway Drive. It's roughly across the street from 12717 Hathaway.

By Washington Post Editors  | September 12, 2010; 5:54 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Unfixed  
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I wish I had an Amanda in my neighborhood. Route 4 as you depart DC and enter PG County often has mattresses, tires and other large dumped items along the side of the road, sometimes up in the woods. That's just the tip of the iceberg - if you come into the neighborhoods, you will see mattresses, tires, abandoned vehicles, etc. all left in the street...often on dead end streets or side streets.

Posted by: CalmTruth | September 13, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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