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Published March 21, 2012, 10:20 PM

Pesky Potholes Keeping Street Crews Busy

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - You may have noticed more potholes than usual around Grand Forks. Warm temperatures and a quick thaw are to blame for many potholes around the city.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - You may have noticed more potholes than usual around Grand Forks. Warm temperatures and a quick thaw are to blame for many potholes around the city.

The Streets Department is out in full force, working hard to keep up with pothole repair.

35 workers with the Street Department are working hard to clean up the streets.

"We'll do the main thoroughfares and our busier roadways first and try to get them sealed in and put the asphalt patch back into them and we'll work our way into the residential areas where there's less traffic," Streets Superintendent Mark Aubol said.

Workers have been patching day and night trying to keep up with the amount of potholes around the city.

"Some people will call in a pot hole, and we'll patch it and within a 24 hour period it will get pushed out and we're right back at it again," Aubol said.

Workers say the warm weather already has them a month ahead of schedule.

"Its' nicer to go out and work on them rather than when it's cold out and getting the material to stick is better right now," Aubol said.

You are encouraged to call in bad pot holes so they can be addressed as soon as possible.

To report bad pot holes, call the Streets Department at 701-738-8740.

Details about many paving projects are in the works, specifically at 20th Avenue S. and Columbia Road.

You can also expect to see major road work downtown this summer.

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