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Severe winter weather can often lead to potholes, which show up in the spring. That's because potholes are often caused when water seeps into soil under the pavement and then freezes and thaws, weakening the road.

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Dealing with Potholes

With winter turning to spring, potholes that begin to appear on the roadways can cause significant damage to fleet vehicles. Commercial drivers can follow these seven tips for dealing with this hazard.

Video Safety Tip: Dealing With Potholes

Wintertime brings with it a safety nuisance for drivers: Potholes. That’s because freezing and thawing of water under pavement weakens the road and causes large cracks.

Reducing Pothole Damage

Potholes can cause pricey repair bills to the suspension and tires of a vehicle. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, gives several tips about how to reduce damage caused by this hazard. Read more here. Video via Car Coach Reports/YouTube.

Calif. Streets Riddled With Potholes

Though California's recent storms have helped replenish the state's snowpack and water supply, they've also left roads riddled with potholes. Video courtesy of CBS Los Angeles Channel 2. For safety tips on how to avoid pothole damage, click here.

Pothole Damage a 'Frequent Repair' in Fleets

Pothole damage to fleet vehicles has become a frequent repair item, especially in late winter months when melting snow and thawing pavement opens up new cracks and damage to roadways, fleet management companies told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Potholes Causing $3B in Damage Each Year

Damage to vehicles caused by potholes on local roadways has cost drivers an average of $3 billion per year over the past five years, according to a new study from AAA.