NASHVILLE (WSMV) – Many people, who felt stuck inside with last week’s winter weather, are hitting the roads again this week. And now, they are trading road concerns from ice to now pot holes.
Officials with Tennessee Department of Transportation said they’re working to fill multiple potholes in Middle Tennessee. Crews spent the weekend using a temporary fill for potholes that should hold until this spring when asphalt plants are operating more regularly and a permanent fix can be set.
TDOT said they’re used to having to repair the roads after snow and ice and know it can cause big problems to cars.
“If it’s significant enough, severe enough, you can actually have suspension damage, shocks struts, tie rods to where then the car would have to be towed in to the repair shop to get it fixed,” Brent Ferguson, of Hillsboro Village Auto Service, said.
A mechanic we spoke to says if your car is jerking to one side and just feels off, get off the road and check for damage.
Right now, TDOT tells us they’re using a cold mix to make temporary repairs to the potholes. To report a pothole in the city, <a href=”https://hub.nashville.gov/s/request-type/a0ut0000000IlHSAA0/pothole?language=en_US” target=”_blank”>click here</a> or within the state, <a href=”https://www.tn.gov/tdot/maintenance/potholes.html” target=”_blank”>click here.</a>
Metro Public Works told me they’re already anticipating an influx of potholes to be reported. Before Monday’s warmer weather, crews were working hard to just clear the ice. Even other cities such as Murfreesboro have dozens of crews out now fixing spots.
Potholes can cause serious damage to your car. News4 found most of the time drivers are stuck paying it, even when it’s not their fault.