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Deep potholes disable cars, City struggles to catch up

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Toledo street crews say the freeze thaw cycle happened a lot faster than they expected. That means gaping holes in the pavement.

A number of drivers have already reported flat tires because of potholes. Toledo Police say a series of deep potholes along I-75 SB near Collingwood disabled several cars.

ODOT dispatched crews to I-75 to patch them up. But with Saturday's steady rain, it was a challenge. Standing water is visible in many spots and the water is lifting up loose gravel. Puddles are also disguising the potholes, letting them catch drivers by surprise.

Driver Kaylee Lenniger says, "We have to dodge all the potholes. Kind of really rough to go through and messing up our car and stuff like that."

Six to 10 Toledo crews were out on Saturday filling in the biggest trouble spots. A stretch of Detroit Avenue between I-75 and Monroe Street was keeping them extremely busy.

Crews will be putting in extra hours over the weekend, hoping to take care of some of the problem areas.

If you see a problem area, call the Pothole Hotline at 419-936-BUMP (2867).

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