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Sidewalk creates inconvenience, danger for nearby residents

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The property owner is responsible for the cleanup, and neighbors say they haven't been given a timeline for when the sidewalk is supposed to be finished. The property owner is responsible for the cleanup, and neighbors say they haven't been given a timeline for when the sidewalk is supposed to be finished.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A month after one of the worst wind storms in Spokane, the clean-up is still not quite finished.

Hundreds of homes and businesses still don't have internet or phone service. Other repairs are taking longer than expected, like a sidewalk on the South Hill.

It's located on east 29th and south Mt. Vernon streets. It used to be a common path for the residents living in the Lincoln Heights Garden-Terrace, an assisted living apartment complex.

But now some people who live there are having to take a different route to get to the store, bank, mailroom, or mailbox.

Neighbors say it's a big inconvenience for many people who live in the complex because they use wheelchairs and walkers.

"Some of our people on walkers or wheelchairs go out on the street. That bothers me, that scares me," said Judith Hartley, who lives at the complex.

The property owner is responsible for the cleanup, and neighbors say they haven't been given a timeline for when the sidewalk is supposed to be finished. They also say they're remaining patient and know it will get done.

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