Dramatic temperature swings are causing potholes across Western Mass, including busy Route 5.
Around 10:30 a.m. Monday the Department of Transportation shut down Route 5 in both directions at the North End bridge.
Nearly a dozen cars broke down because of flat tires.
Crews were out in the pouring rain working to patch the holes to make the road safe.
Interstate 91 and I-291 are having problems with potholes as well.
CBS 3 Springfield's Bill Rapp will have a live report on the latest conditions on CBS 3 Springfield News First At 4.
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