It's time to talk about the quintessential local election issue.
As we are officially in election time, it feels right to look at the quintessential local Issue: potholes.
First, let's take a moment for a word from our friends at the United States Geological Survey team to explain the difference between a pothole and a sinkhole.
A sinkhole is a closed natural depression in the ground surface caused by removal of material below the ground and either collapse or gradual subsidence of the surface into the resulting void.
A pothole is usually a fairly small feature caused by failure of paving materials, usually associated with roads, parking lots, and airports.
Thanks for that. Oh, they have one final point to make.
But beware of international terminology: British cavers refer to caves as potholes and call cave exploring "potholing".
Well, I’m glad we’ve cleared that up.
So what causes potholes? Thanks to Medway Council for this handy infographic:
Why does Medway have so many potholes?
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