Potholes could potentially be causing thousands of dollars in damage

Potholes could potentially be causing thousands of dollars in damage

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - If it rains, they will come. We’re talking about a driver’s most hated obstacle, the dreaded pothole.

“They can damage the wheel, knock the alignment out, possibly bend the tire rods, bend struts,” said mechanic Russell Alford. “It could be $100 to $1,000, depending on what you’re working with.”

It’s a deep underground cavity that forms as a result of the erosion of the street, and it often gets deeper when it rains.

“I hit a pothole the other day and it hit the fender, the little plastic part right off my car,” driver Lisa Link said.

The dreaded pothole forms when water seeps into the road and collects underneath, and with the recent rainfall, potholes seem to be popping up like daisies.

“Bad things for individuals running around having to dodge them,” Alford said.

While you drive through the streets of Smith County, potholes are almost unavoidable.

Until we have a solid week of clear skies and sunshine, there’s not a lot the Road and Bridge Department can really do.

If you know of any potholes causing problems in your area, let us know. Email us at news@kltv.com.

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