Weather changes may create new road problem – potholes

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – With temperatures rising back above zero degrees, northeast Indiana residents might have a new concern: potholes.

Purdue University civil engineer John Haddock reports freezing and thawing roads are a major reason for pothole formation.

Our partners in news at ABC 21 report almost 75 percent of the continental United States was under the freezing point this week, which could wreak major havoc on the roads.

Hitting a pothole can cause major damage to your vehicle, including flat tires, bent rims and vibrations.

If you’re in the Fort Wayne-area and spot a pothole while driving, call 311 to report its location. The more specific you are, the better. Include the street address if possible, and if it’s a multi-lane road, explain what lane it’s in.

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