Snow Storm Leaves Hundreds Of Potholes Behind

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 12:43:48-05

The snow has melted on most mid-state roads, but potholes have popped up in its place.

Tons of potholes appeared after last year's ice and snow storm, and after Friday's storm, several fresh ones have shown up as well.

Crews with the Tennessee Department of Transpiration have already filled 250 potholes Tuesday and will continue their work Wednesday.

A spokesperson for TDOT said the holes are not uncommon after winter weather like last weekend's.

“Any time we have that freezing moisture, what happens is it seeps into the road and it causes the ground below it to expand, raising up the pavement and then when the temperatures warm up the pavement stays raised up while the ground goes back to normal,” said Kathryn Schulte with TDOT.

TDOT has asked drivers to report potholes on interstates or state highways by calling 615-350-4306.