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More Potholes Emerging After North Texas Rain

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    More potholes are emerging in north Texas after heavy rain. (Published Thursday, June 4, 2015)

    Potholes are scattered all over North Texas roads, leaving many drivers frustrated.

    "It's very widespread all over the DFW Metroplex," said Angelica Sprehe, owner of ARS Wheel Repair in Carrollton.

    "I can't drive anywhere where I'm not hitting potholes," said driver Rick Berg.

    "A lot of times you can't even see them until you hit them," Berg added. "And by that time it's too late."

    Berg is just one of the thousands of drivers in North Texas who got caught by an unexpected crater in the road.

    "You can see it's not an aesthetic issue," Berg explains about his bent wheel. "It's on the back side."

    Two of the wheels on his Cadillac are now bent. Tire and alignment shops are seeing more and more people like Berg coming in with the same problem.

    "We have definitely seen an increase in bent and cracked wheels just over the last three weeks," said Sprehe.

    The winter weather and the recent rain are playing a role into the problem. Road crews with the 35Express project are working to patch holes on a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 35 between U.S. Highway 380 and Interstate 635 every day during the week.

    In many cases car damage and wheels knocked out of alignment stem from the problematic potholes.

    "It can be very detrimental to the alignment of your car, which will wear your tires very quickly," said Sprehe.

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