“At least 3 cars after mine got a flat:” Driver warns others about pothole problem in Waukesha County

WAUKESHA COUNTY -- A motorist is alerting drivers who travel a particular portion of roadway in Waukesha County. His car had to be repaired, and he said he wants others to avoid a similar fate.

"Within seconds, a car ran over it. I just sat there and took a video," Tony Corona said.

Pothole in Waukesha County

On Monday, September 19th, Tony Corona stood along State Highway 59 and 164 bypass, just south of its intersection with East Broadway in Waukesha County -- the scene of some center lane troubles for drivers.

"While I was sitting out here, it happened to a few other cars," Corona said.

Pothole in Waukesha County

Corona shared video with FOX6 News of a vehicle which he said suffered at least one flat tire. The video was recorded Sunday afternoon, September 18th -- minutes after Corona took a similar trek.

"My tires had to go right along the edge, where there`s the hole, and the edge of that new slab that they put in. My left front tire popped, and the rim bent. The rear tire also popped," Corona said.

Pothole in Waukesha County

After pulling over and making arrangements to get his family home, Corona said he noticed countless other vehicles struggling through the stretch.

"There were at least three cars after mine that got a flat," Corona said.

Pothole in Waukesha County

Not to mention those that didn't suffer flat tires.

Corona said after multiple calls to the Waukesha County Highway Department to report this, he was told to contact the state. He told FOX6 News on Monday he hadn't done that yet, but we did, and FOX6 News was told this construction involves the City of Waukesha's Water Utility.

Pothole in Waukesha County

FOX6 News on Monday afternoon caught up with a contractor called out by the water utility to repair the pothole. So it appears travel on this stretch should be smooth, henceforth.

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  • Morgan

    Making this situation even better is that Scott Walker signed legislation in 2012 making all municipalities and counties exempt from liability from damage resulting from highway hazards. My enclosed trailer was severely damaged by loose gravel (chipcoat), Sheboygan Counties insurance carrier refused to pay so we initiated a lawsuit. We found out then from the law firm representing us that we have no recourse.
    Thanks governor, you’re really awesome.