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Road Crews Checking Roads After Harsh Winter

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By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Highway crews are busy checking roads across Twin Falls County. Despite the severe snow and cold this winter, road conditions are a better than what officials anticipated.

"Road conditions weren't near as bad as what we thought they would be with the severe cold we have last winter which generally will freeze deep and create a lot of frost break up for us and we really came through that in pretty good shape. We had a few miles with frost damage on them but not bad," said Dave Jones from the Twin Falls Highway District.

Auto repair stores often see an increase in business during pothole season.

"A lot of what we get when customers come in with their vehicles, they will come in and talk about some extra noises from their suspension when they're going through potholes down the street," Jim Woods, manager at O’Reilly Auto Parts told us.

Now crews are graveling and resurfacing roads along with fixing potholes.

"Right now of course is pothole patching, our favorite subject you know. The public seems to like potholes and give them names so we try to keep them patched and out of site," said Dave Jones.

The Twin Falls Highway District needs your help. With thousands of miles of roads in Twin Falls County, the only way they know about some problems is if you give them a call.

"We depend on the public to call us when they notice a problem or a pipe that is settling, any kind of things on the road that need repaired. We do appreciate the extra eyes out there," said Dave Jones.

Despite the above normal snow, the Twin Falls Highway District kept their budget of 9.5 million dollars in check.

“We've always planned for this kind of work and so far and knock on fake wood, we've been able to keep in budget with it. And our roads are in pretty fair condition. I've traveled all over the state and I can say Twin Falls is pretty lucky," said Dave Jones.

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