Drivers say potholes are so bad they look like small swimming pools – WSB-TV Channel 2

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – Drivers on a highway say potholes are so bad their cars fall into a small pool.

Frustrated drivers want to know when the city of South Fulton will fix the rough road for good.

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“It’s bad,” said driver Naima Watts, who works near Tradewater Parkway.

She says the road has been full of potholes since she started working in the area 4 years ago.

Channel 2’s Tom Jones was on Tradewater Parkway on Thursday, here he saw car after car hit the huge potholes and rattle loudly against the pavement.

“My colleagues…their tires blew out,” Watts said.

It wasn’t just the cars. Jones saw 18-wheelers and their fat tires dig into potholes.

Drivers said the potholes caused damage to their cars which they had to pay for.

“They had cones there. but somebody moved them like that,” pilot Chris Shorter told Jones.

Jones saw a cone that looked like it had been run over by someone.

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Jones has seen drivers drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid the craters you could describe as they are so big.

Some drivers know exactly where they are.

“I go through here all the time, so I know where the holes are,” Shorter said. “But for someone, it’s new. yeah, that’s a lot of damage that happens to these cars.

Drivers say the city repaired the road, but the repairs weren’t enough to keep the potholes from returning. They say it’s especially difficult to drive on the road at night and when it’s raining.

“Normally they would put something in there so we could notice it, but the rain is going on now, you don’t notice it’s a big old pothole,” Pitts said.

Jones contacted city officials to find out what she was doing to permanently fix the road.

City of South Fulton spokesman Gary Leftwich said the Tradewater Parkway is one of several roads recently acquired by the city.

“The city is negotiating an intergovernmental agreement with Fulton County to resurface these roads,” Leftwich wrote in a statement. He said funds have been allocated to resurface the roads and the city is in the process of choosing a contractor.

Leftwich said that until then, potholes are filled as the city receives requests. Residents can report potholes through the city’s SeeClickFix app or by calling the city’s 24-hour call center at 4705524311, the statement said.

In the meantime, there is a sign saying “Rough Road” near the potholes.

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Drivers say they don’t see the sign because they’re too busy trying to avoid potholes.

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