Man's hilarious - and festive - solution to potholes

Yahoo News Staff
·2-min read

A man fed up with the potholes in his area decided to take matters into his own hands and fill them himself in a very creative way.

On November 9, the North Attleboro Police Department in Massachusetts shared pictures of miniature Christmas trees on a stretch of road on Facebook, in a post which has since been deleted.

However, the Christmas trees weren’t there for no reason - they were covering up potholes in the road.

“Looks like someone is getting into the Christmas spirit early...guess that is one way to fill potholes?” The police said in the now-deleted post, according to NBC 10 News.

A man from Massachusetts filled potholes with Christmas trees, after he got four flat tyres in a single trip. Source: NBC 10 News
A man from Massachusetts filled potholes with Christmas trees, after he got four flat tyres in a single trip. Source: NBC 10 News

The man responsible for planting the Christmas trees has been named and says he had a solid reason for doing what he did.

Kevin Martin was on his way to pick up dinner on Saturday, November 7, and while he was driving, he hit several potholes resulting in four flat tyres.

The cost to repair the damage to his car amounted to around $US600 or $A820, he told local news station NBC 10 News.

Mr Martin had complained to council about the potholes in the past, however he decided it was time to take matters into his own hands.

“I needed to make sure that it got fixed one way or another. I know that I'm not the only person whose gotten flat tires from that area,” he said.

Kevin Martin put the Christmas trees in the potholes and his stunt paid off - the potholes were filled that same evening. Source: NBC 10 News
Kevin Martin put the Christmas trees in the potholes and his stunt paid off - the potholes were filled that same evening. Source: NBC 10 News

He wasn’t getting into the Christmas spirit as the police initially speculated.

Instead, he decided to fill the holes with Christmas trees because it was cost efficient - they were on sale when he walked into Home Depot.

On his way to work on November 9, he planted the Christmas trees.

Mr Martin also told the news station he stood by his solution to the pothole problem and it did work - NBC 10 News confirmed the potholes were all repaired by that afternoon.

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