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Potholes Plague Rt. 13 After Rain Storm

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SALISBURY, Md. -- Just one day after a heavy downpour of rain potholes have gotten worse as more moisture seeps below the surface and weakens the ground.

Potholes sprinkling Rt. 13 by Salisbury University are among the worst, according to city locals.

"They're really bad!" said Anthony Richardson of Salisbury who drives on Rt. 13 almost everyday. "They're not getting anywhere as far as the progress."

Richardson said with all of the road work happening on Rt. 13, progress has been slow when it comes to repairing this nuance.

But Richardson said he's more concerned about potential accidents.

"The people in the right-hand lane tend to swerve away to get away from the potholes and that's causing problems in the left-hand lane," he said.

One woman was driving home Mar. 14 when she hit a pothole on College Ave. that was a foot and a half deep.

"It was actually horrible," said Nancy Walsh. "There was a pothole right here in Salisbury that had been fixed last week, which I was so grateful for, but [the fix] only lasted a week," she said.

Walsh said she called the Salisbury Police Department and they said she was the 20th person who made a call about that particular pothole.

That pothole on College Ave. across from SU has since been repaired.

The State Highway Administration said crews are working to fill potholes during the week at nonpeak hours in 23 of Maryland's counties.

Anyone who experiences damage to their vehicle due to potholes can file a claim with the Treasury department for potential reimbursement via http://www.treasurer.state.md.us/insurance/insurance-faqs.aspx.

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