I headed up to D.C. early on Saturday and got back very, very late. As a result of my excursion I didn’t even know until this afternoon that Forest Hill Ave. has a detour set up in both directions at the 4400 block. From reports on Facebook, around midnight on Friday a drunk driver hit a power pole. The pole is leaning but folks nearby haven’t lost power. Since you can’t have folks driving beneath a leaning power pole the city has setup a detour. Unfortunately the detour takes the traffic of a major artery and routes it through a residential area with the typical H&H narrow streets.
The result as you can imagine is not going well. The detour has caused at least 7 cars to be damaged by impatient and/or incompetent drivers. One can only guess what will happen during the Monday morning commute. John McCormack has formed the Facbook Group STOP The Forest Hill MADNESS!!! to call attention to the situation. From comments on that page it doesn’t look like the problem o Forest Hill Ave. will solved until Wednesday but the hope is that the traffic can perhaps be re-routed to roads better suited for high volume traffic.