Potholes: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

By Eric DeFreeuw

January 9, 2013 Updated Jan 9, 2013 at 11:27 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – With temperatures continuing to rise and fall, snow and ice on the roads will continue to thaw then re-freeze… which can lead to quite the headache for area road crews - potholes.

The annual issue of potholes is something the City Works Department is very aware of, and are keeping an eye on daily. Frank Suarez with City Utilities says this is something road crews work on every morning, patching cracks and holes in streets around Fort Wayne. Unfortunately this is a project that does not look like it'll be finished for at least a few more months as temperatures continue to rise and drop.

One of the most common ways potholes form is when ice melts and water seeps into cracks in the roads. Then when it re-freezes bits of concrete "pop" out, starting the pothole. This reoccurs time after time, leading to the big cracks and holes in the road you see and hear destroying your car.

Right now the city is filling each pothole individually as they get reported. You can call 311 if you have a specific road that needs fixed.

You can also go back to the Indiana's NewsCenter home page and click the "Get it Fixed" link at the top. From there you select any point on the map and make a note or flag for the city to check out.

You can also do this from your mobile phone with our "Get it Fixed" app, which is available for both Android and Apple products. Who knew reporting a pothole could be so technologically advanced.

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