EDWARDSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — People who shop at a pothole-plagued shopping mall in Luzerne County will soon have a smooth ride according to the company that owns the property.

The I-Team first showed you the pothole problem at the west side mall in Edwardsville Wednesday.

The Edwardsville Borough manager, Cathy Soprano tells Eyewitness News that an official from the company who owns the mall property signature acquisitions based in New Jersey told her the potholes will be fixed within the next two or three weeks.

Shoppers Eyewitness News spoke with say they will believe it when they see it.

Some describe it as the lunar landscape. Large crater-like potholes dot the access roads and the parking lot of the west side mall in Edwardsville.

People who come to shop at the stores here say it’s been like this for at least 6 months. Many of them say their vehicles sustained heavy damage after striking the potholes.

Things like bent rims broken shocks and of course flat tires. In fact, as we were working on our report Wednesday, interviewing a driver, a car hit a pothole and its tire blew out.

You can watch the video below.

A woman and her young child were in the car, They didn’t want to talk on camera but were very upset.

So what’s a person to do if they find themselves in this situation? We talked with Attorney Edward Ciarimboli who hosts the Law and You on WBRE. He says drivers can take the property owner to court for damages.

“The most important thing is anyone who is in the situation as soon as it happens everybody has a cell phone get your cell phone out document, document make sure you’re taking photographs make sure you’re putting the property owner on notice immediately of this situation and damage to your vehicle. Notify your insurance company as we as everybody on notice about exactly what’s going on,” stated Ciarimboli.

The I-Team reached out to Signature Acquisitions Wednesday and as of Thursday, we have not heard back.

A company official tells the Edwardsville Borough manager that the potholes will be fixed in two or three weeks. We must point out that company officials told the same thing to our news partner, the Times Leader newspaper, two weeks ago and the potholes are still there.