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Hasta La Vista, Potholes! Arnold Schwarzenegger Fixes Road Hazard in Los Angeles [Video]



Quick Smiles:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood icon and former governor of California, took matters into his own hands by fixing potholes in Los Angeles.
  • Schwarzenegger posted a video on social media showing him and his team shoveling dirt to repair a pothole on Mandeville Canyon Road in Brentwood.
  • The 75-year-old action star expressed frustration with the delayed road repair and urged others to take action rather than complain, receiving praise from local residents and media.

Action star and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, recently took matters into his own hands when he got frustrated with the damaged roads in his area. The 75-year-old actor shared a video on social media showing him and his team filling a pothole that had been causing problems for weeks in his neighborhood.

Schwarzenegger, known for his iconic roles in movies like “Terminator,” captioned the video, “Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it. I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go.”

In the video, a driver stopped by and thanked Schwarzenegger for his work, to which he replied, “You’re welcome. You have to do it yourself. This is crazy. For three weeks I’ve been waiting for this hole to be closed.” Fans in the comments section applauded the action star for his initiative, with some cleverly referencing his famous movie lines.

But two days later, SoCal Gas, the gas company responsible for the area, confirmed that the “pothole” was actually an active service site that crews used in January.

According to a statement from SoCal Gas to NBC News, on January 26, 2023, their crews had completed work to upgrade the pipeline system on Mandeville Canyon Road in Brentwood, and the excavation area was temporarily paved at the time. The company said that it typically repairs a service area within 30 days after completing the project, but California’s lengthy rainy season and other recent weather conditions had delayed the process.

“We did leave the patch that Governor Schwarzenegger applied, however yesterday our crews went back to the site and we used special equipment to go over the patch to make it all stronger,” Marissa Girolamo, a communications manager at SoCalGas, told NBC News on April 13.


A spokesperson for Schwarzenegger also shared a statement about the situation.

“There were numerous requests because of potential damage to cars and injury to bicyclists to repair this, and the pothole next to it,” the spokesperson said. “And to be told that it would be done in two months is not an ideal response.” 

The former governor also addressed the situation on Twitter.

“So everyone knows, the pipeline work was finished in January. Apparently, they thought it was a good plan to take six months to cover the trench, so I just did them a favor,” he tweeted. “And why don’t they talk about the second pothole I filled?”

Schwarzenegger’s proactive approach to fixing a pothole in his neighborhood has garnered praise from fans, showing that the “Terminator” star is not only an action hero on screen, but also a doer in real life.


Source: TODAY