Drivers frustrated with street filled with potholes

Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 at 3:48 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A section of road covered in potholes got the attention of Memphis drivers and city officials.

The center lane on Riverdale Road near Shelby Drive has a pothole problem. Drivers who frequent the area know potholes form there frequently.

Moses Green drives the stretch of road three to four times a day and said these potholes have been a major inconvenience for about a week.

"I feel like I'm going to bust a tire," Green said.

Sunday, Percy Ward saw the potholes damage a passing car. He grabbed his phone and shot video of the dangerous section of road.

One driver was out taking pictures of the potholes he says did $900 worth of damage to the rims and tires on his truck.

Green fears things could get worse with rain expected later in the week.

"I think they are real bad especially when you get a rain. You put water over them and they mess the tires up and the rims," Green said.

City of Memphis crews were out on Monday doing the best they could to patch up the damage by putting asphalt over multiple holes.

The city said its crews have filled more than 8,000 potholes in a month--that after two winter storms opened up thousands of potholes.

Despite the work crews did to fix the road, drivers said not enough is being done to properly address the pothole problem.

"They need to do more," Green said.

He says until a more permanent fix is in place, he will be avoiding the area to make sure his car stays safe.

"Most of the time I'll take the back street where the streets are much better," he said.

Remember, you can and should report potholes interfering with your commute. Call 3-1-1 to report potholes.

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