Sydney resident's pothole warning divides drivers: 'Gave me a fright'

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A Sydney resident’s creative way of warning drivers about a large pothole in the city's southwest has some locals almost jumping out of their seatbelts.

A photo of the strange prop sitting in the middle of Clancy Street in Padstow Heights was posted online on Sunday.

The image shows a red pram with a green stuffed toy hanging from it and a blue sign reading ‘big hole’.

“This is how you warn drivers of a pothole,” a passerby who took the snap wrote on Facebook.

While some locals praised the person who installed the warning, others said they were terrified upon first seeing it.

The pram with the sign on the Sydney road.
Some Sydney residents said they were terrified upon first seeing it. Source: Facebook

“I went past this as the man was putting the pram there,” one woman said, praising him for “thinking outside the square”.

“So good,” another person wrote.

A third commenter said the pram “gave [her] a fright”.

“I thought they’d left their pram in the middle of the road,” she said.

Another woman agreed, claiming that it is “actually distracting approaching from the back as you’re busy checking if there is a child in need in the pram instead of watching the road”.

Others shared photos of more large holes in roads in the area, which was inundated with heavy rain as numerous parts of the city battled floodwaters last week.

Wet weather could pick up again this week

The harsh weather and floodwaters are easing across NSW, with some 5,000 residents still under evacuation orders.

The latest figure from Sunday morning represents a massive drop from Saturday evening when about 37,000 remained under evacuation orders.

About 105,000 people have the green light to return home but have been warned to emotionally prepare for what they'll find and to reach out for help from neighbours.

Flood-affected residents returning to properties should wear PPE, boots, gloves and have sanitiser handy.

Wet and windy conditions across eastern NSW will ease on Sunday before potentially picking up again on Wednesday.

with AAP

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