The potholes around Western New York are obnoxious.

Last year, SEARS parking lot at the Eastern Hills mall was a hot mess. I joked that it was like riding the Predator at Darien Lake...but, of course shortly after I joked about it, I crushed a few potholes and popped a couple of tires. The Eastern Hills Mall blamed SEARS and SEARS blamed the Mall--it was a hot mess (then again, it's a mess over there anyway for other reasons). Popping on tire could be fine if you have a spare, but if you pop two different that creates a whole new set of problems because well, you obviously can't drive.

You have to buy TWO tires and not one. Plus, you have to call a tow truck now. It is just obnoxious and of course, we all like to (and rightfully so) point the finger at the organization that did not maintain the roads.

I forked up a couple of hundred bucks which wasn't fun, but had it been an Erie County road, they may have forked up the money.

If you have a ton of potholes in your town, (sorry Lockport), Erie County has a way to apply for help. The hardest part is just determining whether the road or not that you blew your tires on is a town road or an Erie County maintained road.

If your vehicle has been damaged by a pothole on an Erie County maintained road, you can file a property damage claim with the county's law department.

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