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Pothole damages multiple cars

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

For weeks, there's been a water main leak on Woodrow Wilson Avenue near the V.A. Hospital. Now that leak has washed away part of the road, creating more road hazards for motorists.

A hidden pothole under the water leak proved costly for several motorists passing through Wednesday night. 

At least seven cars were forced to the side of the road after hitting the hole, most with flat tires after bottoming out.

"Just got done with a final," said Carl Case. "There was a bunch of water, some red tape and cones and I hit a pothole, looked down and my tire was busted."

"There's no flashing lights out there to show you where the pothole is at," said another motorist named Josh. "All they have are these little orange cones, but people coming down through here to get on the interstate, they don't see that."

In the dark most drivers couldn't see the pothole until it was too late.

The City of Jackson has been aware of the water leak for months. They say they will take quotes for bids to repair it in the next two weeks.

Several motorists are wondering whats taking so long and why the road hazard wasn't marked better. The city is asking drivers to avoid the area if at all possible.

They plan to fill the pothole Thursday night, but they realize that will only be a temporary fix until they can get the water leak under control.

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