What's wrong with this picture?

November 11, 2012
  • This stop sign at Hood and Baltimore streets was hanging upside down last week.
Photo by Andrew Schotz

The problem: A stop sign at Hood and Baltimore streets in Hagerstown was hanging upside down last week. Apparently, a bolt holding up the top of the sign fell out.

Who can fix it: The city of Hagerstown

What they say: “We were not aware of this issue,” Eric Deike, the city’s director of public works, wrote in an email Wednesday, responding to a reporter’s inquiry. “The sign will be repaired Thursday, Nov. 8.”
As promised, the sign was fixed.

— Compiled by Andrew Schotz

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