Caution: 13 porta-potties ahead

Elysian Heights motorists line up at porta-potties. Photo by Mary A. Allen

By the time Echo Park Avenue and Landa Street cross at the top of an Elysian Heights hill, the roads are so narrow that two SUVs can barely squeeze by without scraping side view mirrors. So it was no surprise to find that a truck hauling 13 porta-potties up Echo Park Avenue on Sunday afternoon caused a 30-minute traffic jam at the top of the hill as it tried to navigate the skinny streets. Mary A. Allen, who lives nearby, was witness to the porty-potty Sigalert as cars on Landa Street (pictured above) were forced to manage a difficult 3-point turn and head back down the hill as the driver of the truck blocked the street.  Here is her traffic report:

Truck had driven up Echo Park Ave and turned left heading down Landa …  One car got its rear end stuck on the hillside trying to back down … One motorist three cars down the hill got out to help direct the truck, which ended up, after several tries, reversing and returning back down Echo Park Ave. Whole thing went on for about 30 min.

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  1. Missing from this story: who the heck then needed 13 port-a-potties up there!

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