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Non working elevators challenge Northside apartment residents

6:19 PM, Oct 23, 2012   |    comments
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Jacksonville, Fla. --  Johnny Brown says he finally got an elevator ride to the first floor after being stuck in his apartment for the past two weeks.

"I live upstairs so I stayed upstairs," said Brown who lives in Morris Manor located on Norfolk Boulevard in northwest Jacksonville.

The manor is a three-story building with two elevators and seniors who are physically challenged needing walkers or wheel chairs use it.

Residents have complained that the elevators that are getting attention this week have not been working for the past two weeks.

Staff helped residents get down the stairs noting that this week both elevators have not been working, manager Arnette Davis explained.

She pointed out that crews are busy repairing and updating the aging elevators with the plan to have things back to normal by Friday.

Brown who gets around in a wheel chair said he was able to use the elevator on Tuesday with the help of repair crews working to take care of the problem.

"I stored everything I needed upstairs," said Brown on how he lived for the past two weeks knowing crews would be repairing the elevators.

Brown says like a "little squirrel" he prepared and stored things in his apartment knowing it would be hard for him to get downstairs.  

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