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Road Crews Patching Potholes After Recent Winter Storms

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Road Crews Patching Potholes After Recent Winter Storms

MoDOT/Southwest District – Drivers can expect slow-moving lines of equipment, lane closings and work zones throughout southwest Missouri over the next several days as Missouri Department of Transportation crews patch potholes.

Many potholes have developed on state routes after recent winter storms and extreme cold temperatures.

Crews use a variety of methods to patch potholes including self-contained patching machines and workers on-foot shoveling patching materials into holes.

Drivers are urged to use extreme caution as they travel state routes throughout southwest Missouri. Watch for MoDOT crews using patching equipment and large protection trucks as they work to make temporary fixes to the pavement. More permanent pavement repairs will be made in the spring.

Drivers can report potholes on state routes to MoDOT by calling 1.888.275.6636 or emailing the location and the route via the MoDOT website at www.modot.org/southwest .

Potholes develop when moisture seeps into cracks in the pavement. Water freezes in the cracks and then expands which causes the pavement to crumble creating a pothole.

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