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Neighbors: Crack threatens to swallow car tires

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation
Number of votes to fix: 1.

While not exactly the sinkhole that swallowed a car in Dupont Circle last week, the nearly foot-wide seam that has opened on Cape May Road near Winpenny Lane in Silver Spring makes for some white-knuckle driving.

"Construction and county vehicles have caused ditches on each side of the road and two cars can barely pass in opposite directions without one veering into [the] divot in the middle of the road, or a ditch on the side of the road. Vehicle damage is imminent," an anonymous griper reported.

When contacted about the problem, Montgomery County officials said they would fix it.

"Highway Services needs says it needs to be repaved with hot asphalt," said Esther Bowring, a Montgomery County spokeswoman. "They're going to do it when they can get over there, which will probably be in the next couple weeks."

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 20, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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