By: Christine Souders
The swing between freezing and thawing is taking a toll on city streets.
Now, mild weather is giving road crews a chance to fill potholes.
But bumpy rides could damage your vehicle, and there may be a way for you to get help paying for repairs.
If a pothole in Moline damages your car, you can apply to the city for compensation.
Moline drivers said there's some roads that need attention.
"The potholes coming off of the River Drive exit into IL, coming off of I–74," said Tammi Neff.
"16th Street needs it pretty good, and some other spots," said Daniel Adams.
Public Works pays a price, when plowing and salting the roads.
Once the snow and ice disappears, potholes appear, and sometimes drivers can't avoid them.
"Bust your belts and tires. It'll mess up your suspension, throw your alignment out, blow a tire, things like that," Adams said.
But by filing a claim with the city, you may not have to eat the cost of repairs.
If the pothole has been reported before, an insurance adjuster will assess it, and see if the city has to foot the bill.
Moline road crews have up to 48 hours to fill the gaps.
"I think they should be held liable, if it damages your car. It's their fault for not fixing it," said Neff.
"Sometimes it costs of lot of money to get those things fixed, and it'd be nice to have a little help with that," said Adams.
All the city web sites have a number you can call to report potholes, some even ask you to submit an online request.
The City of Moline even has a pothole of the month contest to encourage people to call in when they find one.