Eau Claire County crews busy filling potholes

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- Snow is finally beginning to melt, and county crews are seeing just how badly the roads are filled with potholes.

Dozens of county roads are in bad condition due to the extreme weather, according to Eau Claire County Highway Commissioner Jon Johnson.

Johnson said  drivers should expect most streets to get worse before they get better, thanks to this flooding.

Right now, they’re focusing on the most severe potholes, and will start tackling the rest once the flooding is over.

“We’re out there doing it now,” Johnson said. “It’s not ideal weather really, with the moisture to be putting in cold patch. I know we gets calls from citizens concerned about that all of the time but we need to start filling them now just to provide some safe travel even though a lot of the material will probably get busted back out.”

Johnson isn’t even sure they’ll have enough patch material. He said once they run out, they will have to start considering filling the holes with gravel.

If you do see a dangerous pothole, Johnson said you should call it in.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee

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