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AAA Mid-Atlantic: Record-Breaking Pothole Season

AAA Mid-Atlantic says this winter has been record-breaking for potholes.

In Virginia, AAA Mid-Atlantic responded to 757 requests for assistance on Monday, March 3rd. Tuesday’s requests for assistance jumped 134 percent to 1771 as drivers returned to the roadways after Monday’s snow storm.

Officials with the auto club say potholes are causing trouble for drivers on back roads and highways alike.

AAA Mid-Atlantic saw record-breaking tire-related requests for assistance for January and February, topping out at 67,621 for their mid-Atlantic region. Nearly 9,000 of those tire-related calls came from Virginia.

“This harsh winter weather has created pothole hazards and money pits for motorists on area roadways, shaking up motorists and creating financial mayhem,” said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Our roadside assistance crews in Virginia responded to 3,973 tire-related requests for assistance in February. AAA urges motorists to slow down and increase following distances to see potholes early enough to avoid them.”

AAA calls in Virginia for February:
- Tow-related: 11, 659
- Battery-related: 98,738
- Tire-related: 3,973


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