ICBC is suing VSA Highway Maintenance for $38,000 in damages to 19 vehicles allegedly marred by large potholes on the Coquihalla Highway in February 2011.

The suit, filed Feb. 4, claims the road maintenance company knew about the potholes near the old toll booths but failed to warn drivers.

VSA has five offices, including an operations office in Merritt.

The company maintains large portions of the Coquihalla Highway, the Okanagan Connector, and a network of rural roads.

“It’s not unusual for us to seek to recover monies we’ve paid out to vehicle owners for damage wherever we can, and in this case we’re looking to recover approximately $38,000,” ICBC Senior Media Relations Advisor Adam Grossman said.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.