Pothole Season: Here’s How the County Plans to Tackle Them

It’s that time of the year motorists hate: tis’ the season for potholes.

January started off cold with below freezing temperatures and now that the snow and ice are gone —for now— they have created a void in the pavement also known as potholes.

Potholes are created when moisture gets under the road, freezes, and as it thaws, expands the road and splits it apart.

“They can be the size of a basketball, the size of a table or they could be the size of a car,” said Jeff Knutsen, chief of field operations, for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

Last year, according to Knutsen, more than 2,000 potholes were reported in Montgomery County.  This year so far, 1,000 have been reported.

So what’s the county’s plan to combat potholes?  Knutsen explains in the video below:

If you see a pothole in your area, here’s how to report it:

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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