City Fixes Pothole After Resident Puts Christmas Tree in It
If this lady had pulled this stunt any other time of the year, she'd have been fined for reckless endangerment. But in December, it's considered festive problem solving.
A massive pothole had recently opened up in the middle of a street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Residents reported it to the city, but they were taking forever to fix it. Everyday the hole got bigger, so someone decided to force the city's hand.
Last week, Marietta Spak put a Christmas tree in the pothole. She had been digging around in her attic for decorations when she found a small, artificial tree. Marietta had forgotten about it and thought it would be funny to put it in the pothole.
The tree helped people avoid the hole when they drove down the street. People living in the neighborhood hoped it would also get the city to finally fix it and they did. Once photos of the tree got out, the city made fixing the pothole a priority.