Woman places Christmas tree in pothole after it goes unfixed for weeks

A town in Pennsylvania came up with a creative way to draw attention to a gaping pothole that grew worse as weeks went by.

WNEP reported that neighbors in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, said the hole was not getting fixed despite complaints, so Marietta Spak decided to fill it with an artificial Christmas tree over the weekend.

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“I was upstairs in the attic and was looking for more Christmas decorations and I came upon the tree and I thought, ‘That’d look nice in the hole,’” Spak said.

She put the tree in her car and placed it in the hole as a way to keep drivers from hitting it.

“It can cause so many problems with these holes,” she said. “And that’s not just a pothole. That’s sinkage, and it’s starting to spider web.”

Another neighbor, Gary Muchler, also got in on the fun, posing with a watering can with the tree and a Santa that was stuck next to the tree.

The hole has since been remedied with a metal slab, but WPVI reported the hole may be fixed as early as Tuesday. City officials said there has been a delay in fixing the hole because the paving company has a number of other projects ahead of it.

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