Warning: Mean Winter Potholes About

Photo by DC Metroblogger

Now that the cold winter snows and ice have left, and the salt trucks are done for the season, a new winter nemesis has appeared. The DC Pothole.

You know the ones I am talking about. Big ones you whole disappears into, or dangerous, tire-popping potholes like this one at 15th and I Streets NW. Look at that metal spike just waiting for a errant tire. Lord help a speeding scooterist.

And yes, these potholes are different from man-made potholes, left by pothole making crews that lurk for months, and months, becoming pothole emergencies that only one day get filled.

These are potholes made by nature’s battle against man on every street in DC and they are mean and nasty. And I’ve already noted that this pothole has busted Mayor Fenty’s crazy claim of:

For example, we’ve cut the amount of time it takes to fill a pothole from 72 to 48 hours, and we’re working to get that down to 24 hours.

A week later, this beast is still eating cars. Drive carefully my friends and ignore politician promises, or you will be walking soon enough.

2 Comments so far

  1. sa-ra (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

    arizona and canal road. the whole foxhall. garfield and foxhall. glebe road. cathedral ave and foxhall.

    my next car is gonna be a tank.

  2. Ingen Angiven (unregistered) on April 6th, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    This is much worse for those of us who bike. You become accustomed to the potholes that you’re used to (that one by Union Station is enormous, but I know it’s coming, so it’s ok). NEW potholes are impossible to predict and potentially very, very dangerous.

    Fix ’em.

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