Drivers dodging potholes in shopping center parking lots

Some of the largest holes drivers come across aren't being filled because they are in parking lots.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 10:19 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Street department crews are filling in hundreds of potholes across Fort Wayne.

However, some of the largest holes drivers come across aren't being filled because they are in parking lots.

Covington Plaza in southwest Fort Wayne has traffic pylons marking the potholes because they are so deep.

"They're really bad. I've never seen anything like this before," said Susan Tuori, who shops at the shopping center regularly. "This year is the first year I've really noticed some very large potholes."

Drivers at the Chapel Ridge shopping center on the northeast side are having a hard time dodging the potholes there.

Some drivers stopped before driving through the potholes.

"We just look so goofy in our cars. We have to get them aligned all the time," said Andrea Strickler.

"I'm amazed at the number and size of them, the city hadn't repaired them," said Tuori.

The city isn't responsible for fixing parking lots, that is left up to the property owners.

"It's a shame they don't have them fixed. Hopefully they can get that taken care of," said Strickler.

"If the parking lot owner isn't a responsible owner, then they might go on for awhile," said Tuori.

A city spokesman said the city will fix pot holes up to the edge of the right away.

But that doesn't help Touri when she needs to park.

"They're big enough if you hit it dead on you might blow a tire," she said.

FOX 55 reached out to several property management companies to see who is responsible and how they get fixed, but no returned requests by the time of the publication.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 71015

Reported Deaths: 3013
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion15322723
Lake7343274
Elkhart471380
Allen3725160
St. Joseph330179
Hamilton2610104
Vanderburgh184213
Hendricks1814106
Cass17669
Johnson1694118
Porter123839
Clark114846
Tippecanoe114611
Madison89565
LaPorte86930
Howard85565
Kosciusko82712
Marshall75822
Bartholomew75447
Floyd74045
Monroe70830
Delaware68052
Dubois65812
Boone65346
Noble64529
Hancock63838
Jackson5625
LaGrange55410
Warrick55330
Vigo54310
Shelby53527
Grant52029
Dearborn47928
Morgan45134
Clinton4043
Henry36919
White35110
Montgomery34621
Wayne34610
Lawrence33727
Decatur32432
Harrison30923
Putnam2778
Miami2642
Daviess25920
Scott25710
Greene24134
Franklin23413
DeKalb2234
Jasper2192
Jennings21512
Gibson2084
Steuben2043
Ripley1947
Perry17912
Fayette1777
Starke1747
Orange16624
Posey1650
Wabash1613
Fulton1592
Carroll1572
Wells1542
Jefferson1532
Whitley1476
Knox1420
Tipton1296
Huntington1213
Washington1211
Spencer1193
Newton11410
Randolph1144
Clay1045
Sullivan911
Adams892
Jay840
Owen831
Pulaski751
Brown711
Rush714
Fountain642
Benton600
Blackford592
Ohio574
Pike520
Parke501
Vermillion480
Crawford440
Switzerland440
Martin420
Union350
Warren201
Unassigned0202

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 97471

Reported Deaths: 3618
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin17834521
Cuyahoga13141491
Hamilton9374252
Lucas5155320
Montgomery417487
Summit3433218
Marion291045
Butler282262
Mahoning2477254
Pickaway237842
Stark1766137
Warren171136
Lorain168977
Columbiana161860
Trumbull1481105
Fairfield130931
Delaware126319
Licking120247
Clark111514
Lake107338
Wood99358
Clermont89211
Medina88735
Miami81137
Tuscarawas76214
Portage74361
Allen69942
Greene65611
Belmont59226
Richland58911
Mercer57313
Erie55627
Ashtabula55045
Geauga54844
Wayne51958
Ross4444
Huron3885
Ottawa36825
Sandusky36316
Darke36027
Athens3531
Hancock3533
Madison34910
Holmes3266
Lawrence2420
Auglaize2395
Union2331
Jefferson2192
Muskingum2151
Scioto2111
Putnam19917
Washington19822
Knox1917
Seneca1903
Coshocton1886
Shelby1774
Preble1762
Crawford1715
Morrow1652
Hardin15912
Clinton1586
Champaign1571
Highland1461
Fulton1441
Logan1402
Ashland1373
Wyandot1368
Defiance1334
Williams1303
Brown1232
Perry1163
Guernsey1147
Hocking1149
Henry1132
Carroll1105
Fayette1090
Monroe9118
Pike750
Jackson730
Van Wert701
Paulding640
Gallia621
Adams592
Meigs330
Vinton302
Morgan230
Harrison221
Noble170
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Few Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 78°
Angola
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Huntington
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 74°
Decatur
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 72°
Van Wert
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 72°
Sunny, Pleasant Friday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events