Dreaded potholes give Lowcountry motorists a beating
You know the feeling. It’s one that drivers dread. While cruising smoothly suddenly it hits, seemingly out of nowhere.
Life can take a temporary turn for worse when the rubber fails to meet the road in that gap in the pavement commonly known as a pothole.
In the best of circumstances, it’s a mere bump in the road. After encountering the worst of them, you wonder how much it will cost for a front-end alignment. It even crosses your mind that the wheels have sustained damage.
Fortunately, many roads in the Lowcountry are in pretty good shape, even in these trying economic times. But driving the ones plagued with nasty pavement holes created by wear and tear and the weather can be like navigating a minefield.
“You go up Spruill Avenue, it’s pothole city,” said Patricia Kearse, a resident of Park Circle in North Charleston.
Bob Donovan of Columbia said he had to spend $350 to re-align the tires on his Chevrolet Equinox after they fell into a pothole in the Mount Pleasant-owned right-of-way just off Cottingham Drive while he was looking for a place to park.
“When you are on a fixed income, $350 is $350,” he said.
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