Kansas City EPIC 435 Pothole Takes Out Dozen Cars & Sparks Traffic Jam

Street life in Winter proves exceptionally perilous for local tires . . . Here's a glimpse at the damage:

"15 drivers were impacted. When FOX4 first learned of the situation we counted nearly a dozen drivers waiting on the side of the highway for about two hours as traffic snarled to a stop behind them.

"The Missouri Department of Transportation worked feverishly to fix the pothole before it did any more damage while emergency roadside assistance protected the disabled vehicles."

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Giant pothole on I-435 flattens tires on at least a dozen vehicles

While you can usually slow down or try to avoid the pothole, what happens when you are in the center of lane of traffic going close to 70 miles per hour?

Several cars pull over due to flat tires on NB I-435 near stadiums, MoDOT crews patching pothole

MoDOT said the pothole had been patched recently, but the changing weather, including the extreme cold, is not ideal for the temporary patch to hold.