PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Milder weather this week has brought a whole new set of headaches for drivers.

There’s a lot more swerving on the roads right now. Initially, you might think it’s a distracted driver, possibly on their cell phone. Then, you realize the true culprit is those nasty potholes.

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“This is terrible. It’s scary. I’m nervous I’m going to get a flat tire,” one driver said.

And, they are everywhere you turn.

“It’s crazy. It’s hard to drive down this road because they’re so bad on the left side and you can’t move over to the right side,” one woman said.

The damage can be devastating too.

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At Multi-Maintenance Repair Shop, potholes are good for business, but Jim Shahen understands they’re terrible for drivers.

“Pretty devastating, do a lot of damage. First and foremost, rims and tires. Bent rims, blown out tires, broken belts, suspension damage,” Shahen said.

Right now in the city, we’re in the middle of a pothole blitz. Cold patches are going in on every pothole that’s found or reported, but it takes some time to get everywhere.

“We have crews working 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day for the next several days until we get a good handle on things,” Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa said.

Drivers say they have no choice but to ride this out until they’re fixed.

Don’t just assume that a pothole has been reported to the city. If you find one that needs to be fixed, you’re encouraged to call 311.

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Heather Abraham