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Bellevue parking lot potholes worrisome to residents

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A major pothole in a major parking lot of a popular Bellevue shopping center is the source of frustration for at least one Nashville woman.

Melissa Phillips told Nashville's News 2 she was driving through the parking lot of the Toys 'R Us on Highway 70S earlier this month and hit the pothole, causing her tire to pop.

The repairs cost more than $150.

The pothole, more than two feet wide and a foot deep, is one of several in the parking lot that links Toys 'R Us and the Home Depot.

Phillips claims no one has taken responsibly for the problem and she's afraid someone is going to get hurt.

An inspector for Metro's codes department says the pothole is indeed a violation.

He declined to go on camera but told Nashville's News 2 even though the parking lot is on private property there is an expectation of safety and property owners are responsible to make sure the drive is maintained properly.

"You have to maintain your parking lot. There is a code. It is not something we see often but this needs repair. It must be maintained," the inspector said.

Nashville's News 2 contacted a representative for the property owner who said they were only just notified of the issue but planned to fix the potholes by next week.

Andy Cordan is following this story and will have more tonight on Nashville's News at 6 p.m.

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