Trash Bin Stands As Warning To Drivers To Avoid Dangerous Pothole

DETROIT (WWJ) – While most city trash bins are dutifully lined up along the street, one serves as a warning of an impending sinkhole for residential drivers.

To hear some people tell it–Michigan’s road are trashed. And the evidence is on Westbrook street, near Lahser and Grand River in Detroit–where someone has placed a garbage can in a large pothole, presumably to warn other drivers. But the can itself is sticking out far enough to take out the front end of a vehicle.

Evelyn Carter lives up the street from the sinkhole – which houses a trash can in it now because the orange cone was not enough to warn drivers of the danger.

One driver recently lost a front bumper but it’s enough to make Carter weary of it all:

“Not to be a ‘Debbie Downer’ early in the morning, but just being in Michigan … or I guess being a Detroiter is becoming rather exhausting … so I kind of … don’t think about it. I just go to work and come home and that’s that.”

Carter told WWJ’s Ron Dewey that she was drawn to Detroit in 1995 but said she may just be ready for another move.

There’s no quick fix in sight, as lawmakers went to summer break without reaching a long-term road funding deal.

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