On Jan. 24, I was driving very slowly down Interstate 77, headed south. I crossed over the overpass for I-40. At the time this happened, it was raining and I was in the slow lane, driving very slowly.
I hit a large, large pothole. My car swerved, and it took me a moment to regain control of it. The car was badly damaged, and I limped back home, left my car and took a truck to work.
I exited at the Hwy 21 North exit. I stopped at Fast Phil’s and spoke with two Iredell sheriff’s deputies. I told them what happened and they encouraged me to call the N.C. Highway Patrol at *HP. At work, I did, the highway patrol took all of the information and said they would call NCDOT.
At 5:30, I drove past this spot and saw two major potholes had been filled in.
If readers see a pothole, I encourage them to call and report it. My car is badly damaged, but hopefully some other driver can avoid damage to their car and/or having an accident.
(Editor’s note: According to its website, the NCDOT “is committed to repairing potholes on state-maintained roads within two business days when they are reported using the online pothole reporting system at https://www.ncdot.gov/travel-maps/traffic-travel/potholes/. To report potholes on other roads, contact the local public works department. For other issues or concerns about state-maintained roads, contact NCDOT or call 800-368-4368).”)