Pothole Misfortune Leads To Holiday Spirit And A Road Repair A Massachusetts man drove over some potholes and was left with four flat tires and a $600 repair bill. He filled the holes with soil and small Christmas trees. The city fixed the potholes.

Pothole Misfortune Leads To Holiday Spirit And A Road Repair

Pothole Misfortune Leads To Holiday Spirit And A Road Repair

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/933754529/933778962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Massachusetts man drove over some potholes and was left with four flat tires and a $600 repair bill. He filled the holes with soil and small Christmas trees. The city fixed the potholes.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. Kevin Martin was picking up dinner last weekend when he heard a loud sound under his car. He had driven over some potholes, which left him with four flat tires and a $600 repair bill. Frustrated, he found a fix. He went back to the road and filled the potholes with soil and these little Christmas trees. Seems the authorities took notice. The trees were removed, and the potholes were filled by Monday afternoon. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2020 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.