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That time of year

Winter weather wreaking havoc on streets

Great Bend Public Works Street Division employee Dave Keeler smooths out the road surface on Broadway after a pothole repair on the street. City crews have been busy patching pot holes created by the recent freezing and thawing.

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It happens every winter, much to the bane of motorists and city street crews.
As the snows melt and disappear, pot holes and  cracks in driving surfaces begin to appear.
“We’ve been seeing a lot,” said Mike Crawford, Great Bend street superintendent. But, “it’s that time of year. It’s going to happen.”
Here’s the problem.
If there is a crack in a paved road, it may become filled with water or snow that melts. And then when it freezes, the ice actually has larger volume then its previous liquid state, thus exerting pressure on the walls ...


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