Frost Remains Issue for Street Crews


MARCH 31, 2014-- This winter has been quite the bump in the road, and it seems like potholes are appearing all over the area. This winter saw numerous days of extreme cold temperatures that left roads to freeze and thaw multiple times. Those conditions create quite the road block for crews trying to repair. Officials estimate between 48 inches and 58 inches of frost. Which means it could take until June before the frost is completely lifted. Franklin Township Road Master, Steve Weston, says with frost in the area grading too soon can create a lot of mudd. For PennDot they say they take ever opportunity to work on the roads when the weather permits.

     "This has been a harsh winter, not only in terms of the frequent and heavy snowstorms, but also with numerous and severe freeze-thaw cycles that can damage pavement surfaces. A break in the weather will permit maintenance crews to devote more attention to potholes." District Press Officer, Jim Carroll said.  

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