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Michigan pothole so big policeman stands knee-deep

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Potholes pose a threat to the drivers, both car manufacturers

AAA reports drivers in the U.S. paid almost $3 billion in the hole in the road-related costs in 2016

The slow thaw of this winter’s bitter cold has caused pits to open in Michigan, but a crater in particular was big enough to be a policeman up to his knees on Friday.

The Grand Blanc Police said in a Facebook post, the crater was discovered on McWain Road, Grand Blanc Township, located approximately 65 km north-northwest of Detroit.

The department placed a picture of Officer David Clark is in a pit in the road. Clark, who police said is 6 feet 5 inches high, stood in the pit for perspective to show how big the crater was.

Clark fit into the large hole up to his knees.

The roadway had to be closed until the Genesee County Road Commission temporary repairs, police said.

The large crater is just the latest in a problem, causing headaches for drivers in the region.

Potholes creating problems in Michigan this month.

(FOX2)

Tire service calls on Michigan 32 percent higher than this time last year, a representative from AAA told FOX2 Detroit on Thursday.

Motorist Jim Harrison told the tv station he blew four of his tires after hitting a huge pothole on Interstate 696.

“I struck him so hard on the windshield hit,” he said.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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