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Local Potholes Getting Temporary Fix For Winter Months

NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

Driving around the Capital Region has been a bit tougher in the last couple of days. Thanks the weather warming up, then getting extremely cold again in a short amount of time the roadways are starting to break apart causing massive potholes.

As much as these are a nuisance to drivers and a hazard to your car, the holes are getting a temporary fix to get them through the winter months. News10 spoke with Colonie Public Works Commissioner Jack Cunningham on how they are keeping up and keeping the holes filled during these cold winter months with a material known as Durapatch.

"It’s a tacky material that’s designed to go into potholes and adhere as much as possible so you can get through the winter months and keep those holes filled in. – Cunningham"

The reason for Durapatch is the normal pavement used to fill the holes needs to be hot and obviously keeping anything above freezing outside right now is a bit tough. So this is just a temporary fix on the pothole situation, which can only get worse in the coming months.

 

 

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