Pothole causing problems on I-55 - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Pothole causing problems on I-55

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Bumps and craters on city streets is a problem Jackson residents have been dealing with for years. Now, one major pothole's causing quite a stir for some on Interstate 55.

It's around a foot wide and four inches deep at the deepest point.

"I was fixing to hit the interstate, hit a hole up here and had a blowout." said LInda Copeland. "It bent my rim and all."

Copeland's tire deflated when her rim bent from the impact. The pothole is located on the ramp from Daniel Lake Boulevard to I-55 North, just before you reach the overpass.

A Google Street View image from last year shows no pothole, only patches on both sides of the road, but no one knows just how long it's been there.

Mississippi Department of Transportation spokesperson Kenny Foote said they started getting calls about it on Thursday. However, a wrecker told one driver that on one day alone, ten people had to pull over and change their tires.

"We have to drive on these roads every day," said Copeland. "I mean, that's ten people. And tires are not cheap."

Then there's another issue: because it's in what MDOT calls a construction zone, maintenance workers can't touch it. That means the contractor must repair it.

No timeline has been set for that at this point.

Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Thousands troll Cracker Barrel after IN woman's termination

    Thousands troll Cracker Barrel after IN woman's termination

    Thursday, March 23 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-03-23 22:38:44 GMT
    So far, Cracker Barrel has not responded to requests for comment. (Source: Eli Christman on flickr.com)So far, Cracker Barrel has not responded to requests for comment. (Source: Eli Christman on flickr.com)

    Why did Cracker Barrel fire Brad's wife? It's really no one's business, other than Brad's and his wife's, but that hasn't stopped people around the world from demanding answers after a Harrison County, IN, man publicly asked the restaurant chain why his wife Nanette was let go from her job at the Cracker Barrel in Corydon.

    More >>

    Why did Cracker Barrel fire Brad's wife? It's really no one's business, other than Brad's and his wife's, but that hasn't stopped people around the world from demanding answers after a Harrison County, IN, man publicly asked the restaurant chain why his wife Nanette was let go from her job at the Cracker Barrel in Corydon.

    More >>
  • Roberts Co. fire burns 60,000 acres

    Roberts Co. fire burns 60,000 acres

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:53:20 GMT
    A large fire near Miami in Roberts County has burned 60,000 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Multiple agencies are currently on scene battling the fire / Source: KFDAA large fire near Miami in Roberts County has burned 60,000 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Multiple agencies are currently on scene battling the fire / Source: KFDA

    The Texas A&M Forest Service said 60,000 acres have burned in the Rankin Ranch Road Fire, a large blaze burning near Miami in Roberts County.

    More >>

    The Texas A&M Forest Service said 60,000 acres have burned in the Rankin Ranch Road Fire, a large blaze burning near Miami in Roberts County.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly