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Snow hides dangerous pothole on Spokane street

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

It can be hard to tell what’s under the snow-covered roads, but what one Spokane woman encountered while driving in Hillyard horrified her.

Delaney Lane was driving near Sycamore and Columbia grabbing Christmas lights from a storage unit. But while she was driving down Sycamore to leave, her car’s front tire fell into a hole.

“This road was covered in snow. I had no idea to think that I would fall in something like this,” she says. “My car sunk down up to half the tire. Like I said when I opened the door it was a few inches or water would've been in the car.”

Lane didn’t know how the large the pothole was but neighbors around there told her it’s been an ongoing issue and the hole was a little more than a foot deep. She says the hole is filled with yard debris and garbage. She also found out that other complaints had been made, but why hasn’t it been fixed?

The city of Spokane says it’s an unimproved road, or an unpaved road, and the city doesn’t maintain unimproved roads. They say it’s the property owners’ responsibility to maintain the road unless they form a local improvement district.

Lane has filed a complaint of her own. Her main hope is to see a change so no one else will have to go through the same thing.

“Somebody could've been really hurt seriously and what if this was at night or had my mother in the car. How would I have gotten my mother out of the car? It's scary,” she says.

If you have a pothole in your area, you can report it.

If you live in the county: https://www.spokanecounty.org/860/Pothole-Repair

If you live in the city of Spokane: https://my.spokanecity.org/news/stories/2016/01/21/report-potholes-on-your-route-to-work-school-or-other-activities/

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