Pothole problems for drivers in D.C., Virginia, Maryland

(WJLA) - The drastic shifts in temperature is taking a serious toll on area roadways. Drivers throughout our area are being forced to dodge potholes.

One problem area is Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield.

"Do I hit the hole and possibly damage the car, or swerve like crazy and maybe get into an accident? So I've been hitting the holes," said Karen Douglas, a Virginia resident. "It's frightening and it's dangerous."

The extreme variations in temperature have also caused dozens of water main breaks. WSSC crews are working long shifts to try to fix those breaks.