Winter weather creates pothole problem in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The ice and rain we’re seeing this week is causing headaches for drivers, but the nuisance is far from over. This wet weather is wreaking havoc on our roads.

Monday, we told you to watch out for ice on the roads, and because of that, now we’re telling you to watch out for potholes. After all this ice and rain, unfortunately you’ll see more potholes on the roads.

The moisture gets into the asphalt and pops it loose, creating a pothole. That causes the road to start deteriorating, so Greenville Public Works says it’s important to fix it as soon as possible.

Streets Superintendent Ronnie Donley says crews will start working to patch the road as soon as it dries up.

“That hole that you go fix now should be permanently repaired. It might be 10 feet in front of that one, one’s going to pop up again. So it depends on where the road is cracking the most, you’re going to get the most severe holes,” Donley said.

Donley says it’s easier to repair potholes in the springtime, when we typically see less moisture.

NC DOT is working on county roads. They can patch potholes even if it’s raining with a temporary filler to make sure your car doesn’t get damaged.

Public Works encourages you to contact them if you see any new potholes. You can call Public Works at 252-329-4522, or even report potholes using the Greenville City Compass app.

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