With warmer temperatures, city, county and state road crews are turning their attention from snow plows to patching potholes.
The problem arises every winter, but this year seems to be worse due to the severity of weather conditions over the last six weeks.
“During the winter season, pavement takes a lot of punishment,” said Nancy Albright, deputy state highway engineer for Project Delivery and Preservation.
Potholes begin with water seeping into roadway cracks. Freezing and thawing temperatures cause pavement to expand and break apart.