Like something straight out of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia, anarchists have taken to the streets to battle one of the city’s greatest threats – potholes.
According to Citylab, a particularly savage winter caused unprecedented damage to Portland’s streets. Bitter cold, heavy snows, and record rainfall all conspired to create car-destroying potholes.
“Record snow and record-low temperatures in December and January caused an unprecedented number of potholes on our streets,” Dylan Rivera, a spokesman for the Portland Bureau of Transportation, told Citylab. “This was followed by a record rainfall in February, hindering our ability to work on potholes because the patches need dry weather to be effective.”
Deciding to take matters into their own hands, a group of vigilante road repairers called Portland Anarchist Road Care formed last month to fill potholes, stick it to The Man, and fulfill the city’s unofficial motto, “Keep Portland Weird.”
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