Today marks the official beginning of pothole season in the Steel City, as they started appearing in Pittsburgh’s roads yet again. Mayor Peduto said it was time to get in gear for the annual tradition of trying to keep the city navigable.
“They’re a little bigger this year as you can see, but nothing any of us can’t handle.”
He warned that residents should take care when driving as conditions worsen.
“Hitting one of these potholes could damage an axle, or suck you into the bowels of the earth.”
People who claim sinkholes like this shouldn’t happen were dismissed by the Mayor as not being true Pittsburgh residents, who he said are comfortable with the knowledge the entire metropolis is perilously balanced on top of underground waterways and abandoned mine shafts.
“If you’ve lived here for any length of time then you accepted you could be swallowed up by the ground at any moment long ago.”