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Crews in Tulsa busy filling thousands of potholes

Crews in Tulsa busy filling thousands of potholes

The city cuts two crews while the county adds help.

Tulsa World

By RANDY KREHBIEL and KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writers

Published: 2/13/2010 2:25 AM
Last Modified: 2/13/2010 6:03 AM

It's pothole season in Tulsa, and state and local road crews are out hunting them as diligently as ever, officials say.

"We are definitely filling them," said Brenda Perry, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "With people driving on the highways, (potholes) are not something we can put off."

Moisture and cold weather can play havoc with paved surfaces, which is one reason this winter's snow and ice have been particularly bad news for state and local street and road departments already stretched for money.

"This is the absolute worst time of the year," said Darren Stefanek, street maintenance manager for the city of Tulsa. "And the absolute worst thing to happen is to have back-to-back storms."... FULL ARTICLE

 

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