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Spring Thaw Means One Thing: Potholes

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DETROIT (WWJ) - It’s one of the annual rites of spring; dodging the pot holes. As  WWJ Newsradio 950′s Beth Fisher reports, for those who can’t avoid them it may lead to tow trucks.

The shake, rattle and roll caused by potholes is also leading to flat tires and blow-outs. Metro Towing and Recovery John Baker says they are getting more calls.

“Some of the mile roads, McNichols, Seven Mile we are getting frequent calls there,” says Baker.

The calls for tows at the Warren shop have increased 15% over the last few weeks because of the potholes and the repairs can add up.

“As much as a simple flat-just to get it repaired could be as cheap as $5 dollars or replace a tire and add a tow bill to that, it can add up,” says Baker.

Baker acknowledges they will change a tire if the customer has a spare. He says communities are good about patching potholes but that doesn’t usually last.

Baker notes that the potholes are hard on their vehicles too, and he could do without them as well.

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