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      10-06-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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hole in the road @ Clarion in Austin

well i have had a pretty rough weekend seeing that its only Saturday after noon. i just wanted to let any of you Austin texas people to watch out for a huge hole in the road on the off ramp of SB I35 right in front of the the Clarion Hotel.

my friend was ahead of me and he didn't hit it but i didn't see it in time. my first thought was that that i had #$@#$! up and hit the curb but i was thinking "why the hell would the road jut out like that. any way the TPS sensors light up on the dash. i pulled in, and got out to hear my right front tire making the pshhhhhh noise of leaking air. there was a tear on the sidewall. luckily i was staying at the hotel any way so i didn't do any thing about it last night. this morning i drive to bmw Austin on the flat to get a new tire. no problem there. they treated me great and gave me a decent price on a new tire. while i'm waiting, the manager comes out and tells me to come back and have a look at something. i was just thinking damn what now. we walk to the car and he shows me the back tire. huge bubble in the sidewall. so basically a 1 foot by 18 inch by 6 inch deep hole cost me just about 800 bucks and i now have 2 new right tires.

well sorry about the huge long post but i just wanted to share and warn fellow Austin drivers about this.

edit: i guess i should have put this in the off topic section. mods, please move this if you read it. thanks.
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Damn that sucks. Can you get reimbursement from DOT?
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That's definitely not a huge long post, but I'm sure the other Texans on here appreciate the heads up..
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Damn that sucks. Can you get reimbursement from DOT?
not really sure yet. ive got the number but its a holiday weekend so i wont be able to find out till Wednesday.
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Thankfully you didn't bend a rim!
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I think the only way to get reimbursed is if there is a complaint on file about the hole and they didn't fix it.
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hummm. thanks for the info. any idea how to find out if there is already a complaint?
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