By Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Spring is pothole season in Minnesota.  And if you’ve ever had an aggressive encounter with the concrete divots, you know they can cause serious damage. And that could mean a significant payout.

What you may not know is that MnDOT will sometimes pay for the damage to your vehicle.

The damage must have occurred on a state highway, interstate or trunk highway. The condition must have existed long enough for MnDOT to have had adequate time to make repairs.

Their website says this does not generally include:

  • Weather-related events and conditions (ice, snow, flooding, etc.)
  • Damages caused by other motorists/vehicles
  • Unreported road debris or condition
  • Claimant’s own negligence

If damage happened in the Twin Cities metro area, MnDOT asks that you report the pothole first.  You can find all the information you need by clicking here.

You must claim within 180 days.  It will take MnDOT about a month to investigate a claim and make your decision.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question
Best Of Minnesota
Excellent Educator

Watch & Listen LIVE