Look out everybody, it’s pothole season. These fun harbingers of winter’s epic demise lie in wait to trap your car, bend your rims, flatten your tires, scrape your undercarriage or otherwise ruin your day. The potholes in this region are epic simply because of all the attention they receive. As each passing end-of-winter day goes by (20 days til Spring!) we’ll see their watery visages pop up like bug bites on your arm in late summer.
Maryland’s Highway Administration spent over $2 million last year to patch some 45,000 odd square yard of highway after winter’s harsh touch left the roads looking like a chicken pox victim. So when you see the patching crews, curse not the traffic delays they cause, but thank them for sparing your car from yet another pothole.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs