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Street Squad: Potholes

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The damage is done to the roads from last week's ice storm. FOX 4's Street Squad reporter James Rose takes a look at the new technology to attack potholes.

Over the past week the ice on the roads melted, froze, melted and refroze again and again. It was the perfect formula for potholes and existing ones are now even worse.

"They're terrible over here. They're awful," said Yvette Gallati.

"If you're not careful to stay within the speed limit you could end up with front end damage and it's the kind of front end damage that costs a lot of money to repair," said Tom Edelen.

Along a stretch of Inwood Road at Maple Avenue there's a tire shot that's already getting business from blowouts.

Steve Ballard with Glass Cars said it could cost about $300 to repair the damage just for hitting a pothole. And that doesn't problems with the suspension and alignment.

But there is a free smartphone app that drivers can use to let the city of Dallas know about potholes. It's called Dallas 311 and it lets people take pictures of and report problems.

The Dallas streets department said it has already begun to identify potholes to be repaired and the pothole patrols will hit the streets in the next couple of weeks.

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