Pothole causes trouble for morning drivers

Pothole causes trouble for morning drivers

WILSON, AR (KAIT) - Multiple drivers got flat tires Wednesday morning after running over a pothole near Wilson.

The pothole was on a Interstate 55 overpass heading into Wilson, Arkansas.

Drivers pulled over in the Rivercrest High School parking lot when they realized the pothole had flattened their tires.

A maintenance man at Rivercrest helped slow traffic down before Arkansas State Police could arrive so no one would be injured.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department sent crews in when they heard about all the issues.

Crews were able to cover the hole temporarily. The AHTD district engineer Walter McMillan said they will permanently fill the hole when the weather clears up.

Rivercrest Superintendent Mike Smith said he is happy no one was injured, especially his buses that travel over the road.

"Luckily, only one hit the pothole this morning and to my knowledge right now there was not reported injury or damage to the buses, just some shaken kids early in the morning," Smith said.

Smith said the school buses travel many gravel roads with pothole in them, but his drivers are always cautious and drive slow in these areas.

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