Thick clouds of white steam rose Wednesday from freshly laid, hot asphalt in St. Paul. Workers shovels were a gooey black as they scooped the asphalt from the bed of a dump truck and patted it down into holes along Snelling Avenue.
Patching potholes is an annual rite of spring in Minnesota, but with the latest round of cold weather, the potholes are sticking around a bit longer.
If your car is damaged by a pothole you can seek reimbursement from the city or state, but don’t expect to see any money.
The Minneapolis City Council approved Friday to dedicate up to an additional $1 million to quickly fix potholes across the Twin Cities, which has been plagued with potholes after an extraordinarily harsh winter.
It’s barely February and potholes are already giving us bumpy rides. And after all this snow and cold weather, they seem particularly irritating. That’s the way a lot of drivers feel, so WCCO-TV tracked down the root of the pothole problem.