Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Pothole-filling machine a dud
From CBS 2:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off the city’s road paving season Monday by unveiling a new pothole filling machine. The problem is the debut was a dud, leaving a hole in the road and a hole in the mayor’s initiative.
Al D’Amato used to be known as “Senator Pothole,” but it may take a while for Bloomberg to earn the title “Mayor Pothole.”
In fact, some might say he had a hole in his head Monday for unveiling a new state-of-the-art one-man pothole filling machine on a Flushing, Queens street that couldn’t fill the entire gap in the road, reports CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer.
Yes, it spit out tar and tried to rake it into the crevice, but try as it might — and it tried mightily — there was still a large strip that remained unfilled.