Road crews warn drivers to watch for potholes as temps increase

Road crews warn drivers to watch for potholes as temps increase

Road crews warn drivers to watch for potholes as temps increase

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by News release

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 6:29 AM

SEYMOUR, Ind.  – Temperatures are forecast to rise above freezing later this week, increasing the likelihood that potholes will form.  When the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is not clearing snow, ice or storm debris, crews are focused on maintaining and preserving the state’s roads and bridges.

Potholes begin when water seeps into the cracks in a road and freezes, expanding the layers of pavement, stone and soil beneath the surface.  As the ice melts and contracts, heavy highway traffic further loosens the pavement, forming potholes.

To report a pothole on a numbered state route, interstate or U.S. highway, contact the Seymour District by calling 1-877-305-7611 or emailing secommunications@indot.in.gov or use the “Report a Concern” tool at http://dotmaps.indot.in.gov/apps/districtmaps.

In Metro Louisville, drivers may report report potholes here: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroCall/IWantTo/Report+a+pothole.htm or contact MetroCall at 311 or (502)574-5000.

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