To the editor:

We should fix potholes because people can get really hurt. Potholes can make people trip. They seem to pop up by magic almost overnight.

In reality, potholes are created in a number of ways. One common way to make potholes is if water goes in a crack and freezes. Once there is a weak spot, every car that travels over it makes the problem worse.

Potholes are also created when the roadway is stressed by trucks and buses. When I walk down my sidewalk I see lots of potholes!

Colton B. Russell is a fourth grader in Maureen Hudson’s class at Blue Hills Elementary School in
Independence. The students' letters have been appearing in The Examiner for several days and will this week.