Potholes still a problem for drivers

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – Even though the snow and ice are long gone, some roads still have potholes. Many roads were left with large potholes after this past winter, and local DPWs have been working hard to repair them.

But in some cases some of the potholes have opened back up again. Doug Roberts, the Superintendent of Public Works in Granville told 22News that one of the main causes for potholes this time of year is the stress put on the roads.

“You know the asphalt surfaces are getting older and they’re under extreme stress: a lot more traffic, the trucks are heavier, that’s severe stress,” Roberts explained. “And budgets are tighter, asphalt is expensive. Most communities have adopted a pothole program. We try to to do ours every 6 to 8 weeks.”

If you see potholes in your city or town you should report them to your local DPW.

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