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Potholes plague motorists

By Meghan Packer, Reporter, MPacker@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 17 2014 09:04:59 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 17 2014 09:55:16 PM CST

There are several things on the road causing headaches for drivers this winter. If it's not the snow and ice, it's the potholes.

There are several things on the road causing headaches for drivers this winter. If it's not the snow and ice, it's the potholes.

"Potholes, they are all over and I'm mean they're bad," said Barry Moyer of Lehighton.

"The potholes are terrible," said Jennifer Costello of Schnecksville. "We actually went looking for a new car today and I was terrified driving the car because there was so many potholes I had to weave in and out of."

PennDOT has plans to make some repairs to its roads in Lehigh County this week.

Crews are scheduled to patch potholes Tuesday on Clausville Road in Weisenberg Township between Old Route 22 and PA 100. PennDOT crews are also expected to patch potholes Friday in Upper Macungie Township on PA 100 between I-78 and US 222.

Crews are expected to seal cracks in various roads throughout Lehigh County this week. See more scheduled repairs here.

"This time of year because the asphalt production plants for the hot materials are closed for the winter, we typically use a material that we have called cold patch, it's more designed as a temporary patch," said PennDOT spokesperson Ron Young.

"Larger ones we try to get to sooner than the smaller ones," added Young. "Motorists should also be alert this time of year and throughout the rest of the winter and into the springtime that it's going to be a busy pothole season and try to keep alert and maybe go a little slower."

You can report potholes to PennDOT by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD.