Auto Shops Busy As Number Of Mid-State Potholes Grows
As of Thursday afternoon, Metro Nashville Public Works crews had filled in more than 9,000 potholes in 2019. Those potholes meant issues for drivers, who said they could barely get around without hitting a hole in the road. Local auto shops said they have been filled with drivers who have damages from potholes. The most common damages that come from potholes are punctured tire walls, steering misalignment, and wheel rim damage. Drivers can also apply for the state to reimburse repairs made because of potholes on state-maintained roads. You can go to the Tennessee Department of Treasury website to apply to be paid back. Investigators will review whether TDOT knew about the pothole, if crews had enough time to repair the it, and will look at several other factors.