Road Workers Shift Gears From Plowing Roads to Filling Potholes (VIDEO)

By 21Alive - Rachelle Spence

January 13, 2014 Updated Jan 13, 2014 at 6:59 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Those pesky potholes have returned, even earlier than normal.

Fort Wayne crews hope to fix that, rather quickly.

They'll be out working over the next two days to improve roads, made worse by last week's winter storm.

"Certainly when we have a quick freeze and thaw like we had last week, where the temperatures got well below zero and then all the sudden it warmed up at the end of the week, to the mid-40s, you're going to have a lot of potholes," said Frank Suarez with Fort Wayne Public Works.

The process of filling potholes only takes a couple of minutes.

After clearing debris from the pothole, it's time to do the not-so-heavy lifting. Scoop some asphalt out of the truck, spread it evenly, pack it down for good measure, and then they're done. After that, it's clear to drive on within seconds.

It's important to remember these city crews only maintain public roads within Fort Wayne, but they say they need your help finding the bad spots.

To report a pothole, simply call 311.

Be sure to have specifics ready. Suarez says an address is preferred.

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