Photos have impact

In January, the local news reported a water-line break. It happens, but this one had more impact than most. A significant number of homes and a high-school were left without water. A sinkhole formed under a Woodroffe Avenue, a major four-lane north-south arterial road. As a result, the road was entirely closed for nearly a week.

That all sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it? Sure, but it doesn’t indicate the extent of the event as completely or quickly as a photograph can.

Look at the pick-up truck being pulled out of the water-filled sinkhole on the left side of this CBC photo:

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Somehow, “a water-line break caused a sink-hole forcing the city to close the street” isn’t quite the same, is it?


Photo courtesy of the CBC.

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