A few days ago we posted a video on the rather large pothole in Jalan Raya Ubud right outside the Ubud Market.
Work started today to repair the damage and the heavy machinary was brought in to do the excavating. It turns out that the water running under the road was about 5 metres below the surface.
The work was the centre of attention for locals and tourists, and provided some very interesting moments. Especially when the water pipe was broken.
Watch out for the next video on this monster hole.
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.