DENVER (CBS4) – There’s another hazard on the road — potholes. They’re starting to erupt and causing headaches for drivers all over the metro area.

Denver Public Works says the number of the craters is no greater than normal for this time of year, but don’t try telling that to drivers.

The cold temperatures followed by the recent warming cycle means drivers need to pay attention, not only to the car next to them, but the potholes on the road.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

CBS4’s Howard Nathan spoke to people who put on a lot of miles for their jobs, and they see a lot of damage caused by potholes.

“Oh, I’m still avoiding them, no question about it, but I’m definitely seeing some of the smaller cars having to pull over and regroup after hitting a big pothole if they can continue driving,” said Ashley Hart, who delivers skis for a living.

“I’ve not popped a tire yet but sometimes it feels like you’ve popped a tire or you’ve broke your suspension or something like that,” said Erik Schultz, who delivers food.

Denver Public Works says the potholes get much worse in the spring.

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