UPDATE: Damage Potential of Potholes; Crews Working to Fix Them in Huntington

UPDATE 2/18/14 @ 8:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- If your car was a person and it hit a pothole, it's a pretty safe bet that person would be suffering from a sprained ankle.

Eddie Parsons makes his living in the undercarriage of your car.

"It's not just tires," Parsons said. "It's ball joints, struts, tie-rods, suspension systems. A pothole, has the potential to do more than $1000 damage to the front end of a car."

Huntington's Street Department is working to patch the problems as quickly as they're reported.

"We're working from this list," said Mike Pennington. "People call in the problem, and we'll get to it ask quickly as we can. We realize it's temporary fix with coal patch, but it's too early in the season for the asphalt plants to be open."

To report a pothole, you can call the Huntington Streets Division at (304) 696-4483 or Mayor Steve William's Office at (304) 696-5540.

ORIGINAL STORY 2/18/14 @ 3:24 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As the temperature warms up, pothole problems are starting to show up, frustrating drivers around the region.

In Huntington, city officials say the streets division can start patching potholes once the temperature stays above 25 degrees.

As weather permits, crews will be throughout the city patching potholes using cold mix asphalt.

Officials say cold patches can last weeks or several months, depending on traffic volume and weather.

To report a pothole in Huntington, call the Streets Division at 304-696-4483 or the Mayor's Office at 304-696-5540.

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