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Weekend weather perfect for potholes to form

Crews do go out and fix potholes when they aren't plowing snow, but the winter fixes are only temporary.

Posted: Nov 30, 2018 10:28 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 6:47 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - With the freezing and thawing we are seeing now, you can expect moister to get in the cracks in the roads to create more potholes.

"I think it is inevitable we are going to have to dodge potholes," said driver Beth Sheets.

She said she doesn't see too many potholes as she drives around and thinks summer construction helps.

"I have taken all the detours that were needed to get the improvements and the improvements are wonderful," Sheets said.

Her street is one currently under construction.

INDOT Northeast spokeswoman Nichole Thomas said the roads that didn't need repaired are getting sealant applied along the cracks.

"It seals it off so the moisture can't get under the surface and freeze so that won't have the freeze thaw problem," said Thomas.

Thomas said crews do go out and fix potholes when they aren't plowing snow, but the winter fixes are only temporary.

"The hot mix asphalt plants close during the winter time. So we are a little limited in what we can do," she said.

If you see a pothole on your commute, make sure you report it to the agency that takes care of that road.

INDOT cares for state and federal highways (U.S. 6; State Road 101). County highway departments care for rural roads (CR 72, CR N 456 W, Bull Rapids Road). City highway departments own streets inside its limits (Clinton Street, Stonehenge Boulevard, Lakeshore Drive)

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