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Warning: Deep Pothole at Tejon Ranch Supercharger Exit

If you are traveling Northbound on California Interstate I-5 and plan to use the Tejon Ranch Tesla Supercharger, be on the lookout as soon as you begin to leave the freeway at Exit 219 B (Laval Road West). There is a deep pothole which I did not see that immediately on hitting, flattened my right rear tire. I drove slowly to the supercharger where there was another car also with a flat tire that had hit the same pothole. On closer inspection, my front right tire was also severely damaged showing a large sidewall bubble. After being transported to a tire store in Bakersfield, I was able to resume my travel to Oregon four hours later with two tires replaced. I have notified CalTrans and would encourage others who have had a similar unfortunate experience to do so. Hopefully it has been or will soon be fixed. My accident was on October 24, 2019.

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