Monster pothole swallows car in Rogers

This car-sized pothole was big enough to get a car stuck in it near Appletime Childcare in Rogers. Rogers Public Works arrived and filled the hole.

This car-sized pothole was big enough to get a car stuck in it near Appletime Childcare in Rogers. Rogers Public Works arrived and filled the hole.

There are potholes and then there are … well, what exactly would you call a pothole the size of a small automobile?

It was the latter where a car got stuck and required police assistance Monday, March 10, at the 21000 block of John Milless Dr. in Rogers.

Officer Kris Koroll arrived on scene and noticed the pothole was larger than expected. The hole was approximately the size of a small sedan and about 12 to 20 inches deep. The hole was located in the driveway of Appletime Childcare.

It was brought to the officer’s attention there was a water main break a few months prior in this same location. A portion of the sidewalk was also caved in.

Officer Koroll contacted public works to assist with the situation. The driver of the vehicle stated she noticed the hole the previous week and informed personnel at Appletime Childcare. She stated she was trying to leave the business when another car was pulling in. The driver stated she had to move over to the far right and that is when she drove in the hole and got stuck.

Koroll examined the vehicle with the driver and concluded the only damage she had was a mud flap. All the visible damage on the vehicle was from a previous incident.

Koroll was unable to conclude if there was any damage underneath the vehicle. A short time later, public works arrived and filled the hole.

The Public Works Supervisor was made aware of the situation and requested the report be sent over to him for review and possible payment for the tow.

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