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Area neighborhood unable to see stop signs

South Bend, IN -- A drive through South Bend's west side has become so troublesome, people like Marcus Gregory prefer to walk.

"I'm very worried about it," Gregory said. "Somebody's going to lose their life."

Gregory lives near Humboldt Street, where several stop signs are covered by trees and overgrown brush.

He's been complaining to the city for years, but hasn't been able to get the problem taken care of.

"At least once to twice a month, there's a problem right here at this corner," Gregory said pointing at the intersection of Humboldt and Olive streets.

He said a lot of the street's problems stem from abandoned houses.

Property owners have left, so there's no one to take care of the brush crowding signs.

"There's obstructions all through the neighborhood," Gregory said. "But when we complain about it, they won't do much about it, so we have to do it ourselves."

That's something Gregory said he and others shouldn't have to do.

He and neighbors like Henry Williams understand work like this can take time, but they say they've been waiting long enough.

"If somebody applies pressure, you need to apply pressure back," Williams said.

All that pressure though, hasn't worked thus far.

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