Sometimes The Pony gets to deliver in Backroads. One of the routes take him past the DMV, and what has become an unfortunate landmark. I first mentioned this new landmark back in 2019. Now it's back!
It's a sinkhole of sorts. Back in 2019, it was in the news because SMOKE was billowing out of it. I don't recall the specifics. I just know that it goes pretty deep, down to the old lead mine that runs under most of Backroads. In the background here, you can see what USED TO BE a daycare center! Which was still in operation when that hole burst into flames. They have since closed.
Here's another angle from slightly up the hill, with the DMV parking lot in the background.
"Has the sinkhole they capped looked like this long?"
"I don't pay much attention, but you'd think I'd notice if it was open again!"
"A week has gone by since my first picture, and I don't think they've done anything to it. Could fit an entire dumpster down in it!"
"Stay away! The whole thing could collapse! You could fall into a tour group in the mine!"
I don't think The Pony will get too close. As he's said, he doesn't feel like he should park his LLV by the DMV to get a picture on work time.
At least there's that chain link fence now, and not just the orange webbing that they used to block it off before they capped it. Unsuccessfully...