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Potholes Popping Up All Over Metro

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OMAHA (KPTM)-  The nice weather on Monday didn't make driving around easier as more potholes start to make their appearance in Omaha.

According to the Omaha city web site, potholes start to pop up more often in late winter and spring.  As the snow and ice thaw and melt, it causes water to leak down into cracks and expand, causing a large problem for drivers.

"When the snow plows and the snow gets bad they scrape it up and it returns every winter," said Garrett Watson.

At the end of Watson's driveway sits a foot-and a half long pot hole. He said the city fills it every spring, and it gets bigger and worse every winter.

"I've got to deal with it pulling in and out. Hopefully you don't run over it and damage your vehicle," said Watson.

If you can't avoid a pothole, the best thing to do is slow down before you hit it and don't slam on the brakes according to Jim Ralston, of Ron's Garage Quality Auto Repair.

"(Hitting the brakes) May make that tire lock up and bend something even more," said Ralston.

You can report problem potholes to the city by clicking here.

Written By: Maureen Wurtz


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