Pothole season keeps crews busy - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Pothole season keeps crews busy

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • First Alert Forecast: Pair of clipper systems could bring more snow

    First Alert Forecast: Pair of clipper systems could bring more snow

    Sunday will be a dry, mostly cloudy day with highs near freezing. 

    More >>

    Sunday will be a dry, mostly cloudy day with highs near freezing. 

    More >>
  • Inmate sues sheriff after gouging his own eyes

    Inmate sues sheriff after gouging his own eyes

    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:07 AM EST2017-12-10 06:07:25 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:16 AM EST2017-12-10 06:16:57 GMT
    While Ryan Partridge was an inmate at the Boulder County Jail, is suing the sheriff because he holds jail staff responsible for a psychotic episode in which he gouged his own eyes, leaving him blind. (Source: KMGH/CNN)While Ryan Partridge was an inmate at the Boulder County Jail, is suing the sheriff because he holds jail staff responsible for a psychotic episode in which he gouged his own eyes, leaving him blind. (Source: KMGH/CNN)

    The inmate, who has schizophrenia and had refused to take medications, says the injuries he suffered in the Boulder County Jail should not have happened.

    More >>

    The inmate, who has schizophrenia and had refused to take medications, says the injuries he suffered in the Boulder County Jail should not have happened.

    More >>
  • 2 dead after mobile home fire in Hancock Co.

    2 dead after mobile home fire in Hancock Co.

    Sunday, December 10 2017 12:19 PM EST2017-12-10 17:19:18 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Two people are dead after a mobile home fire in Hancock County Sunday morning.

    More >>

    Two people are dead after a mobile home fire in Hancock County Sunday morning.

    More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

With the freeze-thaw cycle weather this time of year, the City of Toledo is doing its best to keep up with potholes, which seem to show up everywhere. They are also doing a lot to try to prevent them.

The city has stepped up its crews doing crack sealing to help stop potholes before they happen.

"We've been doing some what we call ‘pothole prevention,' and being aggressive and doing the crack sealing out there on the roads," said David Pratt, streets, bridges and harbor commissioner. "That's actually helped, I think, keep pothole numbers down, so when you see those black squiggly lines out there, that's actually pothole prevention material."

Since January 1, the city has filled 12,000 potholes.

"Last year, we filled over 50,000 potholes, but the year before, we filled over 60,000," Pratt said. "That tells me that the crack sealing is working, we are reducing the number of potholes. Different divisions are working together so that we can try to keep reducing that number."

But while the city is doing its best to keep up, an east Toledo company says they're seeing more customers come in because of potholes.

"It's not just tire repair," explained Fadi Ramaden, service man at Accutech Automotive. "It's suspension problems I've seen, too…this year more than last year, actually, that customers complain about."

The city wants drivers to report any potholes they see. Call 419-936-BUMP to report it to crews.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.  

 

  • Pothole season keeps crews busyMore>>

  • CONNECT WITH US

    CONNECT WITH US

    LIKE us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter -  Get Text & Email Alerts - Download our Apps - Send us photos & videoMore >>
    LIKE us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter -  Get Text & Email Alerts - Download our Apps - Send us photos & videoMore >>
Powered by Frankly