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Potholes cause frustrations for motorists

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Driving around town has become a little rougher over the past few weeks.

The winter has left the roads damaged across Region 8 and it has kept road crews busy.

Steve Tippitt is the Street Superintendent for the city of Jonesboro and says that he's had crews out working every day he can to keep up with the constantly forming potholes.

Potholes are constantly forming and causing the price to repair all of them to rise.

Tippitt said, "We could spend as high as 30 to 40 thousand dollars to batch these potholes when they show up."

Tippit also said that the snow and ice aren't the real problems, "It's actually the freezing and thawing that's what hurts our roads, cause when it freezes it expands and when it thaws it comes back and it creates problems in the sub grades of the roads."

Until we finally move into warmer temperatures don't be surprised if you see a few potholes around town.

If you do see a pothole on a public road you can contact the Street Department of Jonesboro at (870)-932-0660.

 

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