For days, an abandoned bus has been parked along a dangerous section of I-55 northbound in the water works curve. Tuesday morning, we went searching for answers.
We called police to find out why the us had not been towed. Within 10 minutes JPD responded with a unit.
Williams Edwards stopped while we were checking out the bus and said it had been parked in this location for nearly two weeks. "The thing is this here in the metropolitan area, the City of Jackson," Edwards said. "How do we let a vehicle like this sit this long on the side of a major causeway? That's what I think people need to be concerned about."
A warning sticker was on the bus, marked by JPD's Precinct 4, dated November 25. The city gives owners 48 hours to move a vehicle before towing, it according to a spokesman.
We tried to track down the owner of the Tattoo Parlor at two local businesses. We even called a number listed on the moved sign. No one replied.
JPD ticketed the bus on November 25. However, there is a good reason why the bus has not yet been removed. JPD has to find someone to actually tow it. JPD Chief Lee Vance said the problem is finding a tow truck that is powerful enough to remove the bus. JPD has contacted two companies. However, Chief Vance said neither company has called JPD back. So if a reader happen to know a company with the right equipment and wants to earn a fee removing the bus, contact JPD.