Harsh winter triggers earlier pothole season in western Connecticut

Pothole season has come early in western Connecticut following a harsh winter that was unforgiving on the roads.
AAA says potholes can cost Americans $3 billion in car repairs every year. The state is asking residents to report potholes in their town online.
News 12 met with Emily Florin, of Monroe, who says she hit a craterous hole on Pepper Street that left her with severe tire damage and a bent rim.
Florin says her family never had a problem with their Volkswagen in the last 10 years, but now must pay for repairs. She says she called police and the town was made aware of what happened.
The town says it repaired the hole and is doing everything it can to make repair more.