The snow may be melting, but drivers are now finding out what’s been underneath months of snow and ice.
With the warm weather comes pothole season. A tire expert offers some advice.
The Philadelphia region has been hit hard the last two winters. And now, with spring just around the corner, there is a downside to the big thaw — potholes!
Leslie McCarthy, an assistant professor at Villanova University, says part of the problem with potholes this year is the way they were repaired last year.
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Large potholes damaged tires on several cars traveling on Interstate-95 Northbound in Philadelphia Saturday.
Potholes are caused by macadam freezing and thawing, then cracking. But Leslie McCarthy, assistant professor of engineering at Villanova University, says tests are underway on new materials which resist contraction.
The Camden County Freeholder Board says it is deploying a pothole-filling machine on the streets this week.
If you’re out driving on a highway this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll see them. More than two dozen Penndot crews are on pothole repair duty.
“It’s like a skin graft: it becomes an integral part of the road,” says Marilyn Grabowski of Atlantic Infrared, in Pt. Pleasant Beach.
The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.
Potholes. They’re everywhere. And road crews are working overtime to fill them.
It doesn’t take long driving through South Jersey to see it’s been a tough winter on the roads.
This year, it is as bad for potholes as we have seen in years.
The recent winter weather and extreme cold snap is taking its toll on the roads, and potholes are causing havoc for many drivers.