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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point Public Services staff are staying busy filling in damaged manholes and potholes from the recent ice storm.

In the last month, High Point crews have filled in 100 potholes.

"It's basically because of the salt that we have to put down in the cold weather. It breaks up the asphalt which is common after a storm event," Public Services Director Terry Houq said.

Each pot hole costs $60 to $70 to the city.

Houq said the existing budget covers the needed repairs.

Oak Hollow Tire Car Care Center in High Point has serviced about 15 customers in the last two weeks with pothole damage ranging from $300 to $500.

"Try to avoid them because, whenever that tire hits the pothole, that tire gives. Whenever it gives, a lot of times the rim can cut the tire and the pothole can cut the tire," said Ronnie Bridges with Oak Hollow Tire.

Bridges said it's best to avoid potholes and monitor your tire pressure. Low tire pressure is closely related to a blown tire if a driver strikes a pothole.


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