Last month city workers officially began using their newest piece of equipment - a flameless pothole patcher. The new self-contained truck, city staff says, takes a little longer to fill those irksome holes in the road, but once done, they generally stay patched until the entire road needs redoing. It's much better than the old patch, which was likely to run off as soon as it rained, according to Public Works Director Bob Bass.
Potholes appear when the pavement cracks, moisture builds up in the crack and then freezes and thaws. Despite the fact that we had a virtually snow-free winter, the city's streets have still taken a beating over the season.
Do you have bad potholes in your neighborhood? Post the locations here and if you can, snap a picture and upload it here too (but be safe while taking pictures!). Public Works can't fix what they aren't aware of, so a running list of potholes can help them locate problem spots.
And Happy Spring!