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Winter's Over, Pothole Problems Continue

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Potholes continue to be a problem in the Region.  Early this morning we received word of serious potholes on Cline Avenue, north and southbound, before the mills, where three to four cars were reportedly pulled over, changing tires.  We also got word of potholes creating difficulties near the South Haven area, along 700 West. 
Winter is officially behind us, but the Indiana Department of Transportation says the pothote battle will continue, due to the freeze-thaw cycles we're experiencing in northwest Indiana.  INDOT Northwest spokesman Matt Deitchley told the Region News Team a  freeze-thaw cycle over the course of an overnight can be just as bad on the development of potholes as a bad winter storm.  Deitchley also says it will pretty much be a constant battle as cold-mix is used to fill them, until the weather warms up and crews can get hot-mix to seal the potholes permanently.  He says the hot asphalt plants should open in mid-April. 
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