COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Spring in Colorado means temperature swings and that leads to potholes.
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, "potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of groundwater under the pavement. When water freezes, it fills more space under the pavement, which then expands, bends, and cracks, weakening the road surface. When the ice melts, the pavement contracts, leaving gaps or voids underneath the surface. "
Watch the video above to hear from AAA explain how to avoid and prepare for damaging potholes.