Weather changes may create potholes on roadways

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With temperatures rising back above zero degrees, northern Indiana residents might have a new concern: potholes.

Purdue University civil engineer John Haddock reports freezing and thawing roads are a major reason for pothole formation.

ABC 21 reports almost 75 percent of the continental United States was under the freezing point this week, which could wreak major havoc on the roads.

Hitting a pothole can cause major damage to your vehicle, including flat tires, bent rims and vibrations.

If you spot a pothole while driving, call 311 to report its location. The more specific you are, the better. Include the street address if possible, and if it’s a multi-lane road, explain what lane it’s in.