Frustrated residents deck pothole with boughs of holly (and a little contempt for city)

Published 3:11 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Residents of a Mississippi city are protesting a large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer.

The Enterprise-Journal reports residents of McComb’s Edgewood neighborhood have topped the pothole and its yellow traffic cone with tinsel, spray-painted pinecones, white leaves and what appear to be holly berries.

The newspaper says residents plan to add lights and presents in the hopes of drawing the city’s attention.

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It’s unclear how long the pothole has gone unattended by the city or what drove residents to start cheerfully protesting it recently.