Severe Winter Breeds Potholes, Some Even Deadly

As the snow and ice melts, a new expensive challenge emerges for drivers.
1:37 | 03/13/15

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Rob, thank you. And the milder temperatures, the rain creating a new problem for drivers. An epidemic of pot homes across this country. Tonight, where one pothole was so large, it was deadly. So, our team has ricked a camera to take us on the pothole patrol again this year. And ABC's David Kerley with just how much this is costing some American families. Reporter: They survived the brutal winter, but come muters are waking up to nightmare rods. A lot of potholes all across the region. Reporter: In Nashville, a motorcyclist hit a pothole, thrown from his bike and killed this week. Many roadsides littered with broken down cars. Monster pothole. I knew immediately that I had a flat tire. Reporter: And we're not just talking flat tires. It's split sblinto two pieces. Reporter: This car's suspension broken. The estimate was right around $3,200. Reporter: Three grand for one pothole. Aaa expects damage this year will be more than the average of $6.4 billion a year. And potholes are popping up all over the country. During the cold, wet winter, water seeps under the roadway. Cars break apart the asphalt, leaving behind the potholes. So, the race is on to fill the holes. In New Jersey, this truck alone filling 130 a day. The suggestion is that you check your tires, make sure they're at the recommended pressure, because when these pot homes are filled, it's just temporary. Only lasts a couple of days until this section of roadway can be repaved. David? All right, David Kerley with us tonight. David, thank you. There is still much more

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