Signs in Mon­roe warn ‘No Fish­ing in Pot­holes’

The News-Times - - OBITUARIES - By Amanda Cuda

MON­ROE — On a small stretch of Judd Road are three signs, all made of card­board, all at­tached to trees along the road­side and all car­ry­ing the same mes­sage: “No Fish­ing in Pot­holes.”

It’s un­clear where the signs came from, but sev­eral Mon­roe res­i­dents have no­ticed the signs, which seem to be nod­ding to the preva­lence of pot­holes on roads around town.

But there aren’t many pot­holes on Judd Road it­self — let alone any deep enough to fish in — mak­ing the signs some­what cu­ri­ous, said long­time Mon­roe res­i­dent Karen Cof­fey, 51.

“I was driv­ing around and I saw them and was like ‘What pot­holes are they talk­ing about?’ ” Cof­fey said. “There are much worse roads in town.”

It’s un­clear where the signs came from, though one sign has “MPD” writ­ten on the bot­tom — pos­si­bly a ref­er­ence to the Mon­roe Po­lice De­part­ment. Lt. Stephen Cor­rone quickly shot down the idea that the po­lice had any­thing to do with the signs.

“Ob­vi­ously, th­ese signs ,which are made out of card­board, were not put up by the po­lice de­part­ment or any other town agency,” Cor­rone said in an email. “I did com­plete a check of our records and as of Jan. 1, 2019, the po­lice de­part­ment has not re­ceived any com­plaints con­cern­ing pot­holes on Judd Road.”

He said he ex­pected the signs to be re­moved on Wed­nes­day.

Though Judd Road might not be a pot­hole hotspot, pot­holes are an is­sue, both in Mon­roe and in Connecticu­t in gen­eral. Re­quests for ser­vices, in­clud­ing pot­hole re­pairs, can be made through the Town of Mon­roe web site.

Mean­while, the “No Fish­ing in Pot­holes” signs re­main some­thing of a mys­tery.

“I guess peo­ple thought it was funny,” Cof­fey said.

Amanda Cuda / Hearst Connecticu­t Me­dia

Pho­tos of the card­board signs att­tached to trees along Judd Road warn­ing peo­ple to not fish in the pot­holes on Wed­nes­day in Mon­roe.

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