The end of the road was blocked off with 2 of those orange and white stands, although the one in front of the hole was moved slightly aside already by a driver of a smaller vehicle. Luckily this driver left the scene immediately, so I could take my pics in peace. Not to claim the status of a "real professional" in any one endeavor has been a small price to pay for the many benefits and pleasures of trespassing. ~Leo Lionni
For a while I thought we might have permanent statuary in the middle of the street. When a tow-truck dug the mail truck out, the two of them shoved the traffic-blocking-stand-thing as deep into the wet concrete as they could. (Philly hires some smarties, apparently.) The amazing winds knocked it out not much later, though.
I had my fingers crossed for the tire, though. Would have loved to see whatever process would be used to get it out afterwards.