FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Big swings in temperatures are wreaking havoc on our roads. There are so many potholes out there right now state maintenance crews can't keep up. When one of those potholes did major damage to the car of a Kentuckiana driver she asked the WAVE 3 Troubleshooter Department to find out if local government will pay the repair bill. I went to work to get answers.
Michelle Montgomery wrote us after hitting a pothole while driving through Frankfort. Then she got hit with a $1,000 repair bill for the damage done to her car.
Her friends told her the state had a fund set up to cover the cost of damage done by potholes and she wanted to find out if it was true. In an email, Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the state does not reimburse drivers for damage done by potholes. But Clifford wrote that motorists can file a claim with the Public Protection Cabinet Board of Claims by clicking here.
However, Clifford said the state doesn't automatically cover the repair costs just because you fill out that claim form.
"For a claim to be considered for compensation, the claimant must prove negligence on the part of the state in regards to the condition of the roadway," Clifford wrote. "For example, the state may be found to be negligent if we were notified of a hazardous road condition and did not address it in a reasonable amount of time. But our maintenance crews put a great deal of effort into eliminating potholes as quickly as possible. But our maintenance crews put a great deal of effort into eliminating potholes as quickly as possible. "
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