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Firefighters Offer Advice To Drivers To Avoid Potholes

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FAIRMONT -

The winter weather has taken a toll on roads across the region creating more and more pot holes.

The Fairmont Fire Department said crews are out working to patch up the roads but until they get to your area, you need to drive safely and slowly.

Driving quickly through an area with lots of pot holes can cause serious damage your car and cost you thousands of dollars.

Pot holes even cause emergency personnel to make some changes to their driving.

"We have to drive according to the road conditions. If there are pot holes in the road, the larger apparatus you need to slow down also. Just as you do in a personal vehicle to get there safely," said Mark Angelucci, Fairmont Fire Department. "If you're not there, if you can't make the call, you're doing no one any good."

Firefighters said avoid potholes if you can, but driving slowly is your best bet to minimize damage.