Early spring in Michigan is the time when potholes bloom and cars are broken. This year, pothole season has come early.

A weird warm weather stretch in January has gotten our pothole season off to an unusually early start this year. Yesterday I hit a pothole on NB 475 just north of Bristol Rd that sounded like a shotgun when my tire smashed into it.

I know this is Michigan, and potholes are just a fact of life. I also know that Genesee County isn't known for the great care that is taken for our roads.


I know those things to be true, but nothing can stop the rage that forms when I slam into a huge pothole on a major expressway. It's not like I'm driving on some back road and complaining about it.

I-475 in Genesee County looks very similar to the moons surface, but it's not the only area that drivers need to use extreme caution. Bristol Road in Burton, Hammerberg underneath I-69, Grand Traverse St . . . anywhere on Grand Traverse. Those are all the best places to give your car a good dealignment.

If you would like to report a pothole to the authorities, you can do that by clicking here or calling 888-296-4546. If your car is damaged by a pothole, you can submit a claim here.

Where do you think the worst potholes in our area are?