Homeowners put Christmas tree in pothole

A group of homeowners who were fed up with a gaping pothole in their Atlanta neighborhood decided to decorate the eyesore in hopes of grabbing the city's attention. 

ATLANTA (WGCL/Meredith) -- A group of homeowners in Atlanta decided to put a Christmas tree inside a pothole, hoping it would encourage county officials to do something about it. 

The neighbors decorated the tree with lights and ornaments to add some holiday flare. They even wrote a festive song about the pothole and caroled around the gaping eyesore earlier this week. 

Homeowner Sharon Magruder said they wanted to get the attention of Fulton County officials, while having fun in the process.

Homeowners put Christmas tree in pothole

A group of homeowners who were fed up with a gaping pothole in their Atlanta neighborhood decided to decorate the eyesore in hopes of grabbing the city's attention. 

“Instead of being negative and screaming and stomping our feet and being ugly about it, why not have fun with it and still get attention and get the job done so it’s not so dangerous for the neighborhood,” Magruder said. 

Now, she and her neighbors are waiting for a Christmas miracle. 

“We’d love to have a new road,” said resident Peter West.

A Fulton County spokesperson later released a statement to WGCL, saying the county is monitoring the situation:

"Roads and Drainage crews will fill in the hole with an asphalt patch when the weather permits. In the meantime, the county has secured the site with barricades and safety tape to alert motorists and pedestrians. The county will continue to monitor the situation until the street is repaved."

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