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We need a visit from the Asphalt Fairy

Post by Kathleen Merryman / The News Tribune on Dec. 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm with 1 Comment »
December 29, 2008 12:57 pm

Great chunks of asphalt appear to have made a break for it in the waning days of our snow dump.

City and county work crews struggled to make streets safe for people who had to venture over snow, freezing rain and ice in the days leading up to Christmas. With huge effort, they kept the arterials, and many of the hills, passable with constant sanding and plowing. They must be exhausted.

Now they’ve got a new problem: A plague of potholes.

Stretches of some heavily used streets crumbled under the pressure of freezing and thawing snow and ice. South 72nd Street, between Golden Given and Yakima Avenue is an obstacle course of holes big enough to swallow a Vespa.

How are the streets in your area? Holding up? Or full of holes?

Blog on to warn us about some of the rougher rides.

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