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Chemung Co. Crews Start Pothole Repairs

Pothole Repairs Begin

     HORSEHEADS (WENY) --  With the weather warming up, road crews are starting extensive work on local roads to fill potholes.  Friday afternoon offered the ideal weather because it was warmer and dry.

     Potholes are created in areas like the Twin Tiers because of the harsher winter conditions, and because we undergo a freeze thaw process.  Local workers say the bitterly cold winter this year has left them with more work to do.

     "This past winter has been pretty rough on them," says Clotus Bennett, a highway supervisor. "The frost has been a little more intense this year than normal, so that's played a big role in it."

      Workers estimate this year's work will cost more money, but did not list an exact figure.  Andy Avery says it's likely they'll divert funds from another area.