OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Kathi Geringer still can't get over a $334 bill. It's what you would call an unexpected expense.
"It's frustrating," said Geringer. "It's a bunch of money that didn't have to be spent."
Kathi's daughter was driving along a stretch of road near 90th and Center Friday night. That's when she says one of her tires popped.
"Had to have it towed in the morning and we had to get a whole new tire, which sucked."
Kathi told FOX 42 News Tuesday exposed rods are the main problem. She says those are what caused one of the tires on her daughter's car to blow out.
"They're thick and sharp and super dangerous."
A closer look at the area and it's easy to see some of the breaks and fractures that could cause grief for drivers.
"It would be nice to get those fixed ASAP."
Kathi is now determined to warn as many people as possible. Her message to drivers is to be careful and not to get too close to the median.
"I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that had to buy new tires."
Kathi says her daughter is okay. Now, she plans to seek reimbursement from the city for that $334 bill that was racked up.
FOX 42 News put out a call to Omaha's street maintenance department. We were referred to the construction division. We put out a call to that division, but did not get in touch with anyone.