Potholes ruin tires, inspire rap video

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(WBRE/WYOU) — If you’ve lived through winter in northeastern Pennsylvania, then you’re likely familiar with the sound of potholes big enough to make your teeth hurt if you hit them hard enough.

The plow trucks, salt, and freeze-thaw cycle is making a mess of the roads and causing some serious problems for drivers.

Eyewitness News stopped by Smith’s New and Used Tires in Hanover Township.  The business sits on the Sans Souci Parkway, which hasn’t been spared from the craters.

“We’ve definitely seen a spike in pothole-related incidents like bubbles, blowouts, and loss of tire pressure,” said Store President Matt Sievers.

Dwayne Myers from Wilkes-Barre said he’s had to replace four tires in the last six months.

“You try dodging one and you hit another,” said Myers.

Eyewitness News posted on Facebook, asking to see the worst potholes in our area.  Andrew Blank from Bloomsburg shared a rap video about the road conditions.

PennDOT Spokesperson James May said cold patch is being used to make temporary repairs and permanent fixes will be done this spring.

You can report a pothole on a state-maintained roadway by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD or clicking here.

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