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Weather Creating Potholes

Updated: Tuesday, February 5 2013, 04:56 PM EST
Rain, snow, and temperatures this winter have combined to leave behind potholes around our mountain roads.
The Department of Transportation has crews out patching spots in and around Asheville.
It says the freeze-thaw pattern is making it a bad year for those pesky potholes and all our rain has caused a variety of drainage problems.
Potholes are getting patched, but because we're still in the middle of winter, the dot says more permanent repairs will have to wait.
Britt McCurry, NCDOT, "right now we're using what we call cold mix....patch...It's basically because the asphalt plants are down during the winter....when summer comes heat warms up they open back up, we'll come out and do a more permanent fix."
As you might expect the DOT says it's getting a steady stream of calls about pothole problems.Weather Creating Potholes


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