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Most Potholes Clinton County's Filled In Years

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We expect to see weather in the forties later in the week and that means the roads will soften and we'll see more of those potholes emerge.

Nick Perreault caught up with a Clinton County Crew who expects a lot of work ahead of them with a season for the record books.

Chris Sherwood's been filling potholes in Clinton County for 14 years, but he says this year without a doubt is the worst he's ever seen.

"It's a couple inches deep, they could do some damage to your car," Sherwood said.

"We're already on our second load and it's just by lunch period, so we'll probably empty this in a couple hours I'd imagine, if we keep having to fill them like this."

And Managing Director Joe Pulver says it's becoming a quite expensive hole to fill.

"We anticipate will be about twice as much spent on pothole patching then we have in years past," Pulver said.

Which Pulver says will add up to about $100,000 for the county, luckily they're getting some help after the legislature approved over $100 million for road funding earlier this month.

In Clinton county they've been awarded $400,000 to help with their winter maintenance, but he says the real issue is what to do next as that money will only be good for next year.

"A lot of your winter maintenance work is all for not, because you spend a lot of money and you get no improvement to the road except for getting through that day," Pulver said.

The managing director says some of the patch can stay for up to a year, but says the state needs to step in with more funding to help make a permanent smooth ride.

Now Clinton County says fortunately they'll be able to pave Turner road this summer from Herbison Road to Stoll road.

They expect the process to take a few months and hope to start work in July.

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