Weather Conditions Creating Pothole Problems


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The wild temperature swings we've been seeing lately in the Magic Valley have produced a number of potholes on the streets.

Many drivers aren't a fan of cracks in the road, the freeze-thaw weather cycles are taking a toll on streets.

Potholes are forming around the city of Twin Falls and it'll only get worse before it gets better.

Frigid temperatures cause stress and strain on the pavement, when you add water, the asphalt expands and causes openings that create growth in width and depth.

"Until it warms up we can really get hot mix going and get them filled right, we just have to patch them until it warms up” said Thomson.

Locals on facebook expressed their concern about the potholes.

Anthony says as a driver of a lowered vehicle, it's absolutely awful.

Monica believes it's dangerous for those who ride motorcycles and Todd thinks it's the charm of living in Idaho.

"They can appear anywhere usually it's the older part of town where the pavement is older and a lot of truck traffic. They can be anywhere around town” said Thompson.

Officials estimate there are between twenty and thirty holes in the city.

Road damage residents would like to see reduced by the warmer months.

If you spot a pothole in the twin falls area, the street department would like to know, call 736-2226.

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