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Dozens Of Vehicles Suffer Flat Tires Due to Potholes on 15 Freeway and Mariposa Road Monday Evening

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Over two dozen drivers faced unexpected hazards on a rain-soaked Monday evening, as large potholes wreaked havoc on the 15 Freeway and Mariposa Road.

A person partially stands along busy Mariposa Road watching for cars as someone changes a tire.

The severe roadway conditions resulted in flat tires, triggering a burst of emergency calls and roadside repair efforts.

One driver shared their experience, saying, “As we were on our way down Mariposa Road to Main Street from Ranchero Road, we hit the pothole and the car bounced and the tired popped.”

A vehicle parked on Mesquite Street near Mariposa Road waiting for roadside assistance.

Similar tales of disruption emerged as a commuter returning to Fontana from his job in Victorville managed to drive to a Pilot truck stop after his car suffered pothole-inflicted damage. Awaiting his tow, he shared his experience, admitting, “I’m waiting for my tow, they said it’s going to take three hours before they can get to me because of all the other cars that were also impacted.” The delay was a result of the overwhelming number of vehicles affected by the road conditions.

A Tesla was one of many cars parked at the Pilot truck stop after exiting the 15 freeway with a popped tire.

Not all drivers opted for professional roadside assistance. Many took the initiative to replace their damaged tires using spares or tire inflator air pumps, though this self-help strategy posed its own risks. Especially vulnerable were those who found themselves changing tires along the dangerously busy corridor of Mariposa Road, just south of Joshua Road.

On the Southbound 15 freeway, just past the Main Street overpass, a pothole was reported in the #2 lane at 10:14 PM. It was noted that approximately 5 to 6 vehicles were sidelined on the right shoulder, experiencing flat tires due to the pothole’s damage. This pothole is likely the same on

Authorities are urging motorists in the area to exercise extreme caution. Particular attention should be paid to disabled vehicles which might be encountered during the transit, to ensure the safety of all road users. Commuters traveling through the storm-impacted regions are advised to stay vigilant and prepare for potential road hazards.


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