It seems as though there’s a direct correlation between a winter thaw and the amount of potholes drivers have to deal with on the roads… and in the North Country, especially following a cycle of warm and then very cold, it’s as though someone purposely dug a four inch trench right in our tire tracks and then added a few deeper impressions just to punctuate the problem…  At their meeting on Monday evening, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau puts this question to the DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora…

Dora says, there are new products that can be used to repair the larger divots in temperatures as low as zero degrees.. Mayor Rabideau says the problem in some cases is that the patches simply aren’t lasting as long as he would expect them to last.. Dora explains that sometimes it’s a function of the weather which exacerbates the problem..

Dora says as long as the weather is accommodating, they’ll be working to patch the roadways right through the weekend.. and if any additional problems arise, the DPW is continuing to keep a truck on standby with the appropriate materials to focus on repair and patching..

AUDIO – 022614 – Jeff Dora Discusses Potholes in Saranac Lake

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