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2011-03-29 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford's Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium and Michigan Proving Ground in the U.S. feature miles of test track that specifically re-creates potholes and damaged surfaces to mirror extreme public road conditions Real-world road simulations, high-tech data acquisition and thousands of miles of testing ensure the toughest durability from Ford suspension systems Ford engineers know that not all roads are created equal. Some are pockmarked with...

2011-03-28 05:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter brings a number of driving hazards, but one of the most dreaded is the pothole. An encounter with one can leave damaged tires, wheels and suspension components in its wake. State Farm estimates the average damage can put a big dent in drivers' pocketbooks - costing anywhere from $300 to $700. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/statefarm/49038/ (Photo:...

2011-02-28 10:04:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - As we leave behind the worst winter in recent memory, there are many reminders left in the form of potholes. Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole, but what they don't know is if their vehicle has been damaged in the process. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for the following warning signs provided by the Car Care Council. Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns,...

2011-02-10 03:00:00

AURORA, Ill., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When winter's snow and ice finally melt away, they invariably leave behind an unpleasant reminder of this winter's severe storm season--potholes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) "Major winter storms have affected much of the country this season. While many motorists' cars have made it through the winter storm season unscathed, they could still fall victim to a pothole left in its aftermath," said Beth Mosher,...

2011-02-07 11:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the freeze-thaw cycle taking its annual toll on pavement, PennDOT urges motorists to call 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) to report the location of potholes on state roads. Callers are asked to be as specific as possible when reporting pothole locations. For state routes, callers must report the county, municipality, street name, or preferably the state route (SR) number found on small, black-and-white signs posted along state...

2010-02-25 11:40:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the ravages of winter subside and temperatures rise, there is probably a pothole out there with your name on it, cautions the Car Care Council. Record cold temperatures, snow and rainfall in many parts of the country have created the perfect storm for the motorists' dreaded "perils of potholes period." Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole. The heart-stopping, teeth-jarring noise is hard to mistake. However, it's not always...

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2010-02-01 13:05:00

The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young, according to research published today in the journal BioScience. The new research shows that the region appears to be much more sensitive to climate warming and drying than previously thought. "The impact to the millions of wetlands that attract countless ducks to these breeding...

2010-02-01 08:24:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Drivers often hit potholes because they can't see them. But in future winter thaws, drivers may not see potholes because there just may not be as many. Asphalt has long been the leading road surface in the Chicago area because it was cheaper in the short term, a bonus for municipalities looking to balance tough budgets. But that could be changing with the rising cost of oil boosting the price of asphalt. "Traditionally most roads in the Chicago region have...

2009-05-23 12:42:40

Potholes on a street in Bloxwich, England, were only half filled because the other half of the holes were on private property, town workers said. The water is gathering in the other half of the holes, so surely that will ruin the part that has been fixed. What a waste of money, butcher shop owner Keith Clarke said. Clarke and other town residents said they watched road workers draw a white line down the middle of the potholes and then fill just the half that was on public property, The Daily...