Potholes pop up after weekend storms

Posted at 4:59 PM, Mar 10, 2019

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (WTVF) — New potholes have opened up after storms moved through the mid-state the last couple of weekends.

A pothole on I-840 near Fairview was so large you could see the rebar steel on a bridge near mile marker 11.

Driver Eric Forrest said, “They need to be fixed.” He went on to say that he avoids I-840 at all costs, but there are potholes everywhere. “They’ve been really a mess out here in the county.”

With the changing temperatures and storms, TDOT crews expect more potholes to pop up.

Another driver, Michael Harrah said, “It’s not fun.”

Harrah said he tries to avoid making contact with the potholes.

“Try to bob and weave," Harrah said, “If I can avoid it, I’m going to avoid it, if not, I’ll try to slow down and just take it.”

So as crews get to patching, be patient on your Monday morning commute, as there’s a lot of work that will need to be done.

If you’re on a state route in Middle Tennessee and you notice a pothole, you can call 615-350-4300 or email TDOT.