Pothole Problem Worse This Year Than Same Time Last Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--The Ohio Department of Transportation is responding to several reports of large potholes across Central Ohio roadways.  

ODOT spokesperson Matt Bruning addressed the issue Thursday, saying it was expected after Franklin County saw an extreme swing in temperatures over a few short days.  

Bruning says in 2018 crews used over 15-hundred-tons of asphalt to patch holes on interstates and U.S. routes, but they have already exceeded that number in 2019 by over a thousand tons.  

ODOT tries to fill the holes as quickly as possible because state law allows drivers who have vehicles damaged by potholes to file for damages with the Ohio Court of Claims.

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