Potholes causing damage to vehicles across metro area

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AURORA, Colo. -- Potholes are caused by extreme weather changes. The Colorado Department of Transportation is already in action, filling in potholes on more than 23,000 lane miles of roadway across the state.

CDOT officials said moisture from snow and rain seeps into roads, then changes in temperature cause the moisture to expand and contract, creating cracks and holes.

Barb Mormino said large potholes on the Interstate 70 access road in Aurora caused damage to her vehicle.

“(Paid for) struts and balancing and I just don't have that kind of money," she said.

The FOX31 Problem Solvers found that repairing potholes is a priority for CDOT, but residents can also make a difference in the quality of roads by reporting problems on CDOT’s website.

Potholes on Denver city streets can be reported online or by calling 311. Potholes in Aurora can be reported to the city's website.