See a HUGE Pothole in Cedar Rapids? Here is How to Report It
As the nearly two feet of snow and ice continue to melt away across Eastern Iowa, new problems are popping up. One is the dense fog that has plagued the area. Another one is potholes. I think another one just formed while I typed this sentence.
Our current weather conditions are a perfect breeding ground for potholes. CBS2 reports that Iowa DOT Transportation planner Cathy Cutler says that the warming temperatures after all that snow are causing problems.
We're grateful for warmer temperatures, but it also means we've got that snow melting. That water gets into the pavement cracks, and then overnight, as temperatures dip, it freezes, and then a vehicle goes over that, creating a weak spot. Eventually, here comes the pothole.
CBS2 reports that while warming temperatures are allowing crews to get out and start repairs, they are only able to use cold mix asphalt since many permanent fix concretes won't work in the freezing temperatures. Pothole filling continues on areas of I-380 on weekends.
If you live in Cedar Rapids and you have a pothole problem, you can report that issue to the city. All you have to do is file a pothole report HERE.
Potholes can cause headaches and damage to your vehicle, but at least they're a sign of warmer weather!
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