Winter weather brings pothole problems to North Texas

Once the sleet and ice melted away from North Texas roads on Thursday, a new problem appeared -- potholes.

After the winter storm, the asphalt concrete craters are popping up everywhere as melted snow and ice seep beneath the roads and break down the base of the material.

Bad roads ran driver Gregory Brown's tab up to $800 for one tire at an old East Dallas shop, where business tripled on Thursday.

"Did a donut in the middle of the freeway and had to exit the freeway this morning because I didn't know what was going on," he said.

Driver Howard Repp's vehicle got stuck in a pothole near I-35 and Beltline in Carrollton. A few blocks away, a post on the FOX 4 Facebook page showed how yet another pothole caused flats in eight cars.

City of Dallas Street Services said if you see a pothole, report it by dialing 311.

If the pothole poses an imminent danger, a spokesman told FOX 4 that  an emergency crew will respond within 30 to 45 minutes.

For all other cases, crews will respond within a day.  

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