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The night air is cool and you’re ready to go walking. You take one of your normal routes and suddenly…it almost got you! The ‘IT’ is none other than a pot hole. The pot hole is in the middle of the road. Lucky it wasn’t me, who almost stepped in it. It was Ron, my husband.
He called the local police (non-emergency) number to report it. It was dangerous for any car or person. They didn’t send anyone out to take a look at it, until the next day.
A large orange drum was placed over the hole. Ron removed the drum, so I could take a peek at that hole. The hole was about two and a half feet wide, but the depth of it was hard to determine. I did see something green that looked like a liquid. It sort of reminded me of the ghostbusters, when they had green slime floating under a street.
Now, of course, it couldn’t be green slime. Maybe, it was limestone that I saw. But, this is an old road that’s been paved many times. It makes one wonder what’s underneath that road.
There are a number of other potholes that have been filled surrounded by long, spider web-looking cracks. It makes one tend to wonder what was here before there was a road.
Luckily, it was only a pothole that my husband nearly stepped in. What if it has been a sinkhole? Well, I’m grateful it wasn’t!
So, what’s the difference between a pothole and a sinkhole? I found the answer at http://www.answers.com.
Here is the result:
A pothole is a hole in a street caused by traffic and weather. It is caused by events above the street. A sinkhole is caused when land beneath the street is washed away or water empties out of a cave from beneath a street. In that case, the street falls down into the hole created when the road collapses when the ground gives way. Potholes are far easier to fix than sinkholes. Potholes need to be filled in and they are ready to be driven over. With sinkholes, the underlying problem must be filled in or the road must be rerouted. After the sinkhole is filled in or the road rerouted then the road must be rebuilt.