Maintenance crews fill Tri-state potholes

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Tri-State road maintenance crews are bracing for some busy days of pothole filling as temperatures warm up, but one official said he doesn't expect it to be a bad year.

Potholes happen when moisture seeps into pockets underneath the roads and freezes overnight. The water expands when it freezes, and vehicles traveling over the area create enough pressure to leave a pothole.

Cincinnati Public Works officials have worked hard in the past few years to repave and seal hundreds or roads, which helps prevent potholes.

In addition, the drawn out winter has delayed the freeze-thaw conditions that contribute to potholes.

Cincinnati spends thousands of dollars a year fixing potholes and roadway patching.

If you want to report a pothole call the Cincinnati Public Works Department.

When you see the crews out there working on area roadways, slow down and give them space to refill those trouble spots safely.

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