Eight abandoned cars are perched on the edge of Peachtree Creek in Buckhead, leading business owners and residents in the area to fear the next heavy rains could send them tumbling into the rushing waters.
Some wonder if the cars could create a dam in the creek and aggravate the flooding that comes with most storms.
The business where the cars are left, Buckhead Garage, is closed. The business' Web site said Buckhead Garage was closed indefinitely because of flood damage caused during last September's floods. The cars parked there obviously have been in floodwaters.
There are two Mercedes Benzes, one relatively new; a Ford Explorer; a Honda Accord; and a Nissan Sentra. There also are two large containers on the property and one of them is leaning toward the creek, held back by the post supporting a billboard.
Attempts to reach someone with the business were not successful.
Beth Cooper, who works nearby, told CBSAtlanta.com that anything left in the parking lot could be swept away in the next rain. “Anything will float if there’s enough water,” she said.
According to the Web site, the property owner has three days to remove the cars or be fined $1,000.
Rain is expected in Atlanta on Friday.
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