It's Pothole Season in Kentucky

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

First it was ice, then snow and now its potholes, drivers on the interstate, are dealing with.

Dan McCourt says he's had to replace a few rims after hitting deep potholes. Richard Sanders says he's on the interstate and is tired of seeing them, everyday.

Robin Jenkins with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says freeze thaw cycles have created pothole season. She says crews are busy repairing them but need drivers to help, by reporting them.

Jenkins estimates about ten million dollars are spent repairing potholes, every year.

Drivers can report potholes by calling 1-800-PATCHIT (1-800-728-2448).


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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Mar 16, 2008 at 08:35 AM
    Watch those wild Amish! Here's an idea: If the roads are that bad, drive slower. If they impede your chances to leave at the last minute and drive like a maniac to get somewhere on time, leave earlier.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Mar 15, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    I know the potholed are caused by freeze ect. My question is this, Why don't the Omish have to pay up-keep on the roads. Where I come from you can't hardly keep your vehicle in the road from the grooves their buggies carve and the nicks in the blacktop from horse shoes.We worry about taxes that we are required to pay and they can destroy our highways without paying a dime. They get on the roads and you nearly get killed trying to go around them to get where you need to go on time.BTW The coal trucks pay big money for highway usage. Just in case you didn't know.Thank you Steve I wasn't aware the state would do that. Thats good to know!
  • by Zeke Location: Olin on Mar 15, 2008 at 11:36 AM
    Watch the blacktop fly out when the coal trucks go by.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Mar 15, 2008 at 05:48 AM
    I got a good one this year. It's at the taxidermist right now getting stuffed!
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Mar 14, 2008 at 07:42 PM
    Don't forget, if you get vehicle damage from a pothole, pull over, take a picture of the damage and the pothole, and send the bill to the state...they will reimburse you for it since they are required to keep the roads maintained.

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