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Large Pothole On I-75 SB Causing Headaches, Flat Tires For Drivers

Posted at 1:39 PM, Feb 12, 2019

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A  large LED sign warns drivers of the large pothole on I 75 south near mile marker 123.

Clearly, many drivers didn’t get the message.

Incessant rain isn’t the only thing annoying central Kentuckians these days.  The dramatic shifts in our weather are wreaking havoc with our roads.  You can’t drive anywhere without seeing or slamming into potholes and I 75 won that battle this morning claiming several vehicles.

Jon Mays who drives the stretch of the Interstate between Grant and Scott counties daily, couldn’t see the large crater that made him a victim near mile marker 123 in the middle, southbound lane.

“I didn’t see it. The debris or water was flying off the trucks. I was just trying to stay in the middle lane and hit it. The tire exploded just like that!” Jon Mays told LEX 18.

LEX 18 Reporter Michael Berk also lost a tire to a pothole earlier this week.

With rain expected to continue throughout the day and maybe into the night, any soft spots will only get worse.  Keep your eyes peeled and try to allow yourself enough time to miss the holes.

If you see a pothole that needs to be reported, click here.