Potholes becoming problem after so much rain

Potholes becoming problem after so much rain
Potholes becoming problem after recent rains. (Source: KAIT)

CLAY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The year 2018 was one of the wettest on record for Region 8 and all of that rain did damage to county roadways in the area.

Clay County has around 800 miles of county roads and 200 miles of blacktop.

The road department only employs 28 people to work on roads for the entire county. That means not every road gets fixed immediately.

A lot of work has been put on hold because crews can’t grade roads while it is raining.

So residents might notice more potholes on their roads.

"It’s amazing how sometimes, you can have a perfectly good road, and then with a three to four inch rain you can have some large potholes the you normally don’t have,” said Clay County Judge Mike Patterson.

Patterson said their main priority with grading roads is to make sure the bus routes are in good condition so kids can get to and from school.

If you notice areas that are more dangerous because of potholes, you are urged to let the county judge know so they can start working on that area.

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