If you thought Lawton roads and potholes were bad before, you haven't seen nothing yet. Thanks to the winter storm we had last week with all the snow, ice and water everywhere along with the dirt, salt and plowing it's definitely done some damage to our roads. All the freezing temperatures we saw last week and rapid changes in the weather from hot to cold and back again will certainly cause issues with our streets and create more potholes. The asphalt roads will be worse than concrete, but both will be affected.

Once things are fully thawed out and melted off then we'll see just how bad it is. Hopefully it won't be as bad as some are thinking and we get lucky, but it's not looking too good. Be very careful driving around, especially on unfamiliar roads as potholes can and will sneak up on you. Roads that were in bad shape, or already had potholes before this storm will most likely be worse, so slow down. The last thing you want is to hit a pothole at full speed damaging your vehicle or at the very least throwing off your alignment and suspension.

Some places in town are worse than others and we all know streets that we try to avoid if at all possible. Let's be honest, there's more than a few streets in Lawton that eat cars. The road crews did an amazing job throughout the storm clearing the roads and doing everything they could to help improve road conditions. Unfortunately a lot of times this ends up damaging the road surface. So it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't type situation. I'm sure crews will be running around town once the weather cooperates fixing all the potholes and cracks. In the meantime be safe out there, slow down and watch the roads carefully to avoid damaging your vehicle.

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