Gravel for Breakfast
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Inside my scabs
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The side of a major excavation in downtown Vancouver collapsed on December 26th, taking out the sidewalk and at least one lane of the street. (Boxing Day, a holiday in Canada, so no workers in the hole, and little traffic on the street.) This has closed one side of the street, and completely screwed up the downtown's main east-west cycling route.
The best part, however, is the quote given to the media by the City Works spokesperson:
"Holy crap," said Murray Wightman, a streets superintendent for 20 years, as he surveyed the damage. "This is a good size. This is a huge challenge, I haven't seen anything like this."
Gotta love this stuff. "Hey, Murray, go give them reporters a statement, okay?"