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Parents complain about potholes in front of high school

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Potholes are popping up all over Mid-Michigan as the weather turns warmer.

One road in Genesee County is giving high school students and buses a pretty bumpy ride.

"Every day you have to drive through this mess," said Vickie Thompson, grandparent.

That mess is Underhill Drive, just outside Kearsley High School in Flint.

The road has potholes so deep that school buses rock from side to side just to cross over them.

Thompson's grandson attends Kearsley. Every day she picks him up and drops him off and is careful to avoid Underhill Drive.

"We have some that will sit and wait for the traffic to come through to try to move away from all the potholes," Thompson said.

Drivers said the road even causes traffic backups as some people will wait until the other side of the road is clear so they don't have to drive over the mess.

When school lets out in the afternoon it means long lines of drivers waiting to avoid the messy road.

"It feels like a war zone, like there's been demolition over there," said William Koscis, resident.

Joe Morrissette and Koscis live across the bumpy street from the school. They said the road has caused many problems for their families.

"My sister damaged her car. She wants to know how she can appeal to fix the car for her. It's not her fault the holes are in the road," Koscis said.

Morrissette said forget the car, he has trouble getting the mailbox across the bumpy road in his wheelchair.

"I got to go around the holes. I can't go through the holes," he said.

An engineer for the Genesee County Road Commission said Underhill Road is on his list to be resurfaced sometime this year.

As for Thompson, she said she'd like to see something done right now.

"It's pretty sad. They need to keep it up. They need to get out her and fix it before someone loses a car in one of these," Thompson said.

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