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Officials say warm temps increase pothole problems

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Transportation officials say warm temperatures increase the likelihood of potholes on our roadways, especially after the winter weather many of our counties have seen recently.

Auto mechanics say potholes can cause severe damage to a car's "ride control system" - affecting steering, stability and braking.

They say pothole damage is an every day road hazard and a tricky one, since sometimes they're hard to see.

If your vehicle hits a deep divot in the road you could even see a full-on tire puncture or bent rims.

When your vehicle experiences the sudden jolt from a pothole run-in, timely inspection is required.

You can report major potholes to the county highway garage but the county usually holds a Pothole Blitz in April. 

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