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CBS46 gets action to fix dangerous pothole

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LITHONIA, GA (CBS46) -

On Crestwood Place in Lithonia, life is much better for the Blackmon family.

"I can have my children play and I don't have to worry about the kids that are out of school and running up and down the street playing and falling off into a hole," said homeowner Mary Blackmon.

Two weeks ago, the Blackmon's spoke out about a massive sinkhole in their front yard caused by a broken water pipe after the county basically ignored for 9-months.

Once CBS46 showed up, so did the county. Crews used heavy equipment to replace the pipe and repair the hole.

"I am appreciative to them for moving as quick as they did, but I'm more appreciative to you guys for putting a little fire under them," said Blackmon.

The county plans to put their finishing touches on the job by landscaping the area in the next few days.

"I wish it was sod instead of seeds.  Ha, ha," said Bruce Blackmon.

"As long as I don't have a hole I can wait on the rest of it to be honest with you," said Mary.

And if that doesn't happen...

"We're going to call CBS46. Ha, ha, ha," said Bruce. 

CBS46, Adam is they do not put my grass back," said Mary.

It's another problem solved and almost good enough for a high five.

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