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Winter of 2023 Among the Worst for Potholes

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Unusual weather conditions bring a raft of road crevasses from San Diego to Minneapolis and just about everywhere else – along with accidents and injuries. Is there something about the winter of 2023 that is extraordinary, pothole-wise? That might well be the case, but not for the usual reasons. Typically, brutal and extended cold and snowy periods give way to potholes in the spring, beginning in February in southern states,…

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Arctic Blasts Slow Traffic Now – and Later

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Extreme weather creates future potholes. Compounding this is how roads in the South might suffer more because the asphalt formulations are made for heat. The Christmas week arctic blast – bomb cyclone Elliott, as it was called – across the entire midsection and East Coast of the US played havoc on transportation in many ways. Flight cancellations and advisories to stay off the roads were among them. But the deep…

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Spring Pothole Season 2022: Be careful out there

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It’s pothole repair season, from coast to coast and road crevasse to street pit. And lest anyone think their city, county, or state is more afflicted than any other, we provide for you a snapshot of what asphalt looks like in the spring of 2022: “This year’s pothole season one of the worst in recent memory,” reports TBNewsWatch.com. Owing to “a hard winter on our roads with the continual freeze-thaw,”…

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Cars and Tires that Withstand Potholes Best

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A heavy body, long travel suspension, and wide sidewall tires hold up best to bumps and dips in the road. Where it comes to potholes and pothole-induced damages to vehicles, we generally consider the pothole to be the problem that needs fixing. Ultimately, eliminating potholes will benefit all users of the roads, from the smallest Fiat to the largest 18-wheel semi-truck. But due to the ubiquity of potholes, found coast…

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