The Memphis Parade Of Potholes Continues

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Fasten your seatbelts folks. Round two of the Pothole Parade is coming. In fact, there are signs it's already here.

On Airways out near the Kellogg's plant, we found something that wasn't K-E-DOUBLE L, O DOUBLE GOOD. A Daddy of a pothole, so deep, crews put up barriers.

But there are others. Lots of others.

That's what Rodney Carr of Memphis says. He's happy none of them has hurt his car because, "... they will mess your front end up and could mess your tires up."

Replacing tires or getting a front-end alignment costs money. It shouldn't be the price a taxpayer, or anybody for that matter, should have to pay for driving along a Memphis city street. But it's happening.

Rihanna Bishop of Memphis seemed almost in shock after getting to know a couple of these urban nightmares up close and personal.

"I just hit two on the way here.," she said. "I'm a little worried about my tire but I'm scared to look at it."

We saw plenty of them; on Airways on the southside of the city, on Perkins on the eastside, even a couple downtown.

"Potholes is a big deal when you get to this time of year," says Memphis Public Works Director Robert Knecht. "There's a lot of them, because of the freeze-thaw. It is something we do every year."

Some years are better than others. This is not a good year.
Rollercoaster temperatures, ice and snow, then sun, then rain, then sun, all of it results in trouble with a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for please plug those potholes.

Rihanna Bishop says the city isn't doing enough. "Not in my opinion," she says.

 


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