Jackson pothole gets a birthday card from a resident

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A WJTV viewer sent us a picture of a pothole that you have to see to believe.

The pothole is seemingly celebrating a milestone.

It looks like a birthday celebration at the corner of Riverside Drive and Devine Street in Belhaven.

There are balloons and a sign.

But, gifts aren’t required.

The birthday is for a pothole.

This one started about 16 months ago and then it’s too little brother started about a year ago.

The elaborate poster covering a caution sign reads “Happy Birthday Pothole and ‘I’ve been here for over a year’.

“Maybe call attention to it. Because after 14 calls to 311, I thought it was time to do something different.”

The guy behind the eye-catching display is Eddie Prosser.

It is right in the middle the road and it’s a residential area and cars parked on both sides of the street so it’s difficult to come into or out of the street without almost hitting someone.

Posser believes he has a good sense of humor.

“I do. I do find our problems in the city of Jackson serious but at the same time just one small pothole. When they fix the potholes just a block away it wouldn’t of taken another 10 minutes,” said Prosser.

Prosser says the city got back to him once saying they’d check on the pothole.

Still, nothing has been done.

We have contacted the City of Jackson to see when the pothole might be fixed.

At this time, we’ve not heard back from them.

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