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Winter Weather Brings Potholes to the Area

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Drivers and their tires might have to deal with potholes caused by the freezing weather.

In the City of Tulsa, four crews are out checking all the arterial streets to see if any potholes around, but the crews said they aren't finding as many as they normally do after a winter storm.

"With the third cent penny sales tax, we were able to do what I call full depth construction with new base work, new concrete and asphalt. It's just eliminated a lot of the pothole issues we have had," Street Maintenance Manager for the City of Tulsa Tim McCorkell said

Local streets aren't the only place potholes are popping up. Area highways are also seeing the affects of ice and snow.

"We are addressing any immediate hazards on the roadway. If we do see areas where there might be potholes, we are trying to fill those in. We will be getting more into that operation as we phase out of the snow and ice operation," Oklahoma Department of Transportation Kenna Carmon said.

If you see a pothole you want to make sure when you call it in you have a good location.

"Try to give us a very specific location of that problem. If they tell us the problem is on the Broken Arrow Expressway that takes a lot of time and our resources trying to find a spot across several miles," Carmon said.

With the lower number of calls for the City of Tulsa they are able to respond within the hour during the day.

If you want to report a pothole in your area call 918-596-2100 for any city street and for the highways you're asked to call star 55.

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