Pothole Causes Traffic Chaos
A huge pothole in the Ubud main road has caused traffic chaos in the area.
The hole is in the centre of the road, right outside the market in the heart of Ubud. That section of road is usually bumper to bumper most of the day, but today it was completely closed.
The hole looks to be at least 2 meters deep and the sound of running water can be heard coming from the hole. It appears that there is a large drainage system running under the road.
West bound traffic was diverted about 1 kilometer, but for people traveling east it was not so easy. The detour was about 10 kilometers through the rice fields to the north, which takes about 20 minutes.
One can only imagine the scale of the work required to repair the damage. It could be weeks before traffic can pass again.