, Port Arthur, Texas

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May 14, 2012

PA garbage piling up while trucks break down

Port Arthur’s been trashy lately with garbage receptacles lining the streets while much of the city’s fleet is grounded for repairs.

On average this past week, less than half of the city’s nine garbage trucks were running. The rest were broke down.

Ross Blackketter, the city’s director of public works, said there were days that only two trucks were on the road, causing sanitation workers to get behind schedule.

Because of the backlog, the city borrowed garbage trucks from nearby Nederland and Groves.

“We’ve been having a few down, but last week was just a freak thing, all of this happening all at one time,” Blackketter said.


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