After wet winter, North Carolina drivers prepare for plentiful potholes

News Room Administrators Staff

Raleigh, NC, United States (NewsBahn) – North Carolina drivers are expected to have to endure a bumpy spring, thanks to numerous potholes that emerged in one of the wettest, coldest winters on record in the Tar Heel State.

The last three years were not too bad in that respect, but followed two straight difficult seasons.

“It’s going to be bad,” said Chris McGee, who serves as Raleigh’s transportation field services manager, told the Raleigh News-Observer. “I’ve been out on the streets, and I’m already seeing increased fatigue cracking, which leads to potholes.”

A stretch of Capital Blvd., near Wake Forest Rd. was already troublesome to many drivers.

“Saturday night I was exiting off Capital Boulevard onto Wake Forest Road, and one of the holes there just about ate my tire,” said Randy Bower, 43, of Raleigh. “That stretch of Wake Forest Road is pretty bad.”

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