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More Potholes Than Usual

If you think there’s more potholes this year than last year, Michigan’s Director of Transportation says it’s not your imagination. Kirk Steudle says this winter has been rough on roads, and it comes just as Michigan’s need for road funding is growing. He says when this year’s thaw takes place, the breakup will be one of the biggest in a long time. Steudle says cold temperatures and precipitation have led to a build-up of ice beneath Michigan roads and when that ice contracts and expands, it produces cracks and potholes, especially in roads already in poor condition.

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