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Bad Weather Causes Serious Pothole Problem In Michigan

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - When it comes to Michigan roads, it's no secret they're in pretty rough shape and with the cold snap across the Great Lakes state, potholes come with the territory.

Crews in Jackson are using a break in the weather to fill in potholes. The Department of Transportation says they expect to keep the shovels handy in the months ahead.

"The snow starts melting and the moisture is really our enemy and that's what blows out the potholes. I'm sure the roads will start falling apart on us," said Bob Griffis, the assistant managing director for Jackson County MDOT.  "So we'll be doing the best we can to keep up on them and patch what we can."

For now, that means patching the hardest hit roads like Broadman near the expressway and several shopping outlets.

"It's just a temporary fix. It's easier on the cars going over it, but as soon as it comes back out, you've got that same spot," said Chad Romine, with the Jackson County Department of Transportation, which is why several small pot holes aren't patched.

 "This summer we're going to have to come up with some kind of overlay or some kind of permanent fix to help Broadman out along with a lot of the other roads," he said.

That more permanent fix could ultimately mean repaving the road, but until then, crews are looking to fill anywhere they can to give drivers the smoothest ride possible.

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