Drivers are beginning to feel the effects of this year's winter weather with potholes popping up on the roads.
Akron Public Works Manager Paul Barnett says they've already made one round through the city to patch some of the craters in the ground.
"Some of these potholes will stay patched for quite a long time. Some of them, it doesn't really matter what you put in it, it's going to come up in a very short time," said Barnett. "That's why we have to make numerous rounds through the city."
Barnett says pothole season is worse than last year, but it's still better than the average year.
Individuals can file a claim with the city if their vehicle was damaged by a pothole, but the chances of receiving compensation is pretty slim.
"We have to have prior notice and then a reasonable amount of time has to pass, to show that we were negligent in patching that pothole. So, if we don't have prior notice of that, then we're not held responsible."
Out of the 12 claims submitted last year, no one received compensation for damages because they failed to prove the city was negligent.
Barnett says repairs are usually made within 24 hours of the report. Drivers can report a pothole by calling 3-1-1. Repairs are usually made within 24 hours of the report.