Potholes already a problem on local roads

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Normally pothole season doesn’t start until spring, but drivers are already reporting bumpy rides on some local roads.

Flora Adams of Buffalo said, “There’s just a row of them on the beginning of my street, seems like there are more growing.”

Mark Winsick, also of Buffalo, said, “I think there’s been worse years, I mean driving around, but I just went by some not too long ago.”

If your car is damaged by one of these potholes what do you do?

In Buffalo, the city is only liable if the pot hole has been previously reported in writing as a problem by someone else.

It’s the same policy for Erie County Roadways.

If it happens on a state road during these winter months you’re out of luck.

According to State Law, section 58, “The state shall not be liable for damages suffered by any person from defects in state highways except between the first day of May and the fifteenth of November.”

Yolanda Cammarata said, “They’re constantly all year round even in the summer time it’s worse because of after the winter.”

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