Columbia Begins Work on Potholes

8 years 1 month 1 day ago Wednesday, February 16 2011 Feb 16, 2011 Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:58:13 PM CST February 16, 2011 in Continuous News
By: Samuel Korotkin

COLUMBIA - Work crews were on the road Wednesday filling potholes with temporary cold patches throughout the city. Columbia Public Works will, however, have to wait until April when the asphalt plants open to permanently fill the potholes. Some drivers are still finding the potholes to be a big issue since the snow has melted, but they have noticed the city filling the holes.

Columbia driver John Tharp said even a temporary fix is better than nothing at all.

"It wouldn't do much good now with the temperature thaw and the changes in the weather I mean you patch it so we don't break any more tie rods or anything, or knock the front ends out, but they're doing their best," said Tharp.

Big O Tires Assistant Manager Robyn Nickles said she has seen an improvement in the potholes, and has noticed that there have been fewer customers this week than last.

Nickles also said she hopes to see the potholes fixed as soon as possible.

"The sooner, the better because I mean it's hard on people's cars. It's a lot of wear and tear on them," said Nickles.

Public Works says the warm temperatures and melting snow have made many of the roads wet, causing some of the cold patches to pop out.

And that, ultimately is making even more work for the crews, forcing them to fill the holes more than once.

 

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