NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Drive anywhere in Metro Nashville and you've probably run into a plethora of potholes and experts say you can blame our recent stretch of freezing rain coupled with freezing cold.
"Any time the weather get like we did last night, ya' know freezing rain get up under the street and it expands and you got you a pothole," explained Herman Peters who was working with his crew from Metro Public Works to repair potholes on Wednesday.
Last year Metro Public Works filled 698 potholes in Nashville, so far they've only gotten calls to fill 36 gapping holes in the road.
"That's my job man, trying to help drivers so they don't have an accident out here," Herman said.
Auto repair shops have also seen an increase in the number of drivers coming in needing tire repairs after having an unfortunate close encounter with a pothole.
"So the problem is when you hit that pot hole it pinches the tire, then you've got an indentation in the wheel. You've already damaged the tire and the wheel," says Bobby Armstrong from Ultimate Tire and Auto Care in Nashville.
If you see a pothole in the metro area you can call Metro Public Works at 862-8750, they try to fix them within 24 hours.