Crews fill Chesapeake potholes

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by Karen Hopkins, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 5:40 PM

CHESAPEAKE -- This harsh winter opened up a storm of pesky problems along the roads, but with Spring right around the corner, it’s the perfect season to fill the potholes.

Chesapeake Public Works kicks off its annual spring “pothole blitz” Friday.

“It's smarter on our end to wait until it warms up. When the weather is still bad, you can't do the permanent repair,” public works spokesperson Elizabeth Vaughn said.

During warmer weather, crews can use a more permanent hot mix to fill potholes. During the winter, usually a cool mix is used which doesn’t last as long.

Last March, workers filled about 2,000 potholes.

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