AAA warns Va. motorists of potholes

WAVY/Liz Palka

RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WAVY) — If potholes are any measure, it’s been a hard winter in Virginia.

The AAA reports that it responded to nearly 9,000 tire-related calls in January and February, up 10 percent from those two months in 2013.

The AAA Mid-Atlantic says the snow and cold have created vehicle-jarring potholes on road surfaces around Virginia. In February alone, the auto club fielded nearly 4,000 calls from drivers who blew a tire or reported other damage because of potholes.

The AAA advised motorists to slow down so they can detect and avoid potholes.

To report a pothole on a state-maintained roadway, which encompasses most highways and interstates, visit the Virginia Department of Transportation’s website. Click here to learn how to report a pothole on a city-maintained roadway.

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