Pothole season arrives early

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The up-and-down weather is creating plenty of potholes

Ken Fossesigurani said, “You can tell when you are driving around that the cars are taking a beating but I know these guys are doing the best they can.”

Chris Baker told NEWS8, “I probably hit one that was hard enough to break a rim but didn’t take the tire off of it.”

Thomas Hunt is a highway foreman at Milford Public Works said, “And it’s early. This time of the year we don’t see this.”

Milford crews are out much earlier this year repairing the roads. Tony Crisafi said, “It’s been hot and cold so with the different temperatures it’s been a never ending battle.”

Recycled asphalt is used to fill in the potholes. Crews work quickly to make repairs. Crisafi added, “Because of the traffic congestion and get the material down while it’s still warm.” They first work on main roads and  then the secondary neighborhoods. Drivers say Flax Mill Lane is riddled with potholes.

Glenn Brown added, “There are some big holes out there.”

Hunt said potholes in the state are worse than last year. “I call it the yo-yo effect one day you’re at 60, the next thing you know you’ve got an arctic blast coming in and it’s minus twenty,’ said Hunt. 

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