Watery Mess Across the Country

Drivers across the country caught off-guard by miles of potholes wicked weather left in its wake.
3:00 | 01/13/14

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Susan saulny, abc news, west virginia. Now, after the cold and dangerous mess across the country, the polar vortex is gone. But the temperatures are up. And the wicked weather left behind leaves miles of potholes and the floods. Abc's gio benitez now shows us. Reporter: The big thaw is causing big problems. In chicago, three people plunged into the icy waters. Two died. In maryland, rescuers rushed to save three children who also fell through the ice. At least two tornadoes in north carolina, and record-breaking winds knocking down these homes under construction. In upstate new york, ten feet of water inundating homes. This is the worst I've ever seen it. Reporter: Families rescued by bulldozer. In new hampshire, the water looking like a shattered skating rink. Here in pennsylvania, this isn't snow. This is ice that hasn't melted just yet. And now, the new problem, giant potholes. This one in pennsylvania. Turning this bridge into swiss cheese. The warm-up causing a mess, after the coldest freeze in decades. Gio benitez, abc news, morrisville, pennsylvania.

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