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City of Morgantown Starts Fixing Pothole Problem

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The Director of Public Works and Engineering, Terry Hough, says patching potholes is a season long job. The Director of Public Works and Engineering, Terry Hough, says patching potholes is a season long job.
MORGANTOWN -

When the sun comes out, so do the road crews. And many residents in Morgantown will be pleased to know that crews are working hard to fix potholes.

"As long as it's sunny and it's not raining or snowing, we'll have as many crews out as possible," said Terry Hough, the Director of Public Works and Engineering in the City of Morgantown.

Morgantown has three crews working on pothole patching. The city was divided into three different areas, the north side, the south side, and everything in between.

Crews are working on specific requests for pothole maintenance and are filling ones they see are a problem.

"We do have a list of the really bad ones," said Hough. "So if they're in a particular area they'll get those but as they're driving around and they see potholes they'll be filling them."

The cold and snow on Monday prevented the city from carrying out plans to use hot asphalt patches. But they are doing the work they can with cold patches.

It's a job that seems to be never done.

"We will be patching potholes until the next snowflake starts falling in the next winter season," Hough said. "This is a year long maintenance process."

Crews usually start with the biggest potholes and work their way back to the smallest.

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