As March Thaw Approaches, Pothole Season Officially Commences“We’re really just in the beginning phases, we’ve had a lot of the freeze, we’re just now starting to have the thaw,” MnDOT's Anne Meyer said. “If we go back to freezing temperatures that’s when you’re really gonna start seeing potholes uptick."
Cue The Potholes! Winter Nuisances Popping Up Right On ScheduleTemperature swings are taking a toll on our roads and cars, and it's helping unearth an annual problem for drivers.
Potholes Beginning To Pop Up In Metro Following Deep FreezeA deep-freeze like the one we just went through causes ice to expand in the street. When it melts, the water seeps out, taking asphalt with it. That's when repairs are needed.
Pothole Season Arrives Ahead Of Schedule, Here's How To Report ThemSt. Paul officials say it’s sometime later in March before they can open their asphalt plant to start the hot mix. That’s the repair that sticks and makes a difference in your drive.
With January Warmth, Pothole Reports On The Rise In Twin CitiesCity crews are focused on snow and ice removal now, but they will put down a temporary cold patch to get through the winter until a more permanent fix can be made in the spring.
Small Town Leaders Rally At Capitol For Pothole Repair FundingMayors from across Minnesota want state lawmakers to help them fix potholes.
How Do Cities Decide Where To Fix Potholes First?Two weeks ago, street crews were plowing snow. On Tuesday, those same workers spent their entire day filling potholes.
Walz Takes Proposed Gas Tax Hike On The RoadThe governor expressed frustration at Republican lawmakers who are pushing back against his gas tax hike to pay for road and bridge fixes.
Crews Work To Patch Spring Potholes, While Drivers Report Costly RepairsThe big thaw is happening, and it's uncovering what was hidden beneath the snow and ice: potholes.
City Officials: Potholes Likely To Be More Prevalent This Year Due To WeatherWe could finally see a winter warmup this weekend. Temperatures are expected to reach the 30s, but more snow could fall on Saturday, and that means more moisture on our roadways.
Late Winter Has City Crews Behind On Pothole RepairsPotholes are always a problem in the Twin Cities, but not usually this late into spring.
April Snowstorm Delaying Spring Pothole FixesMnDOT crews have been working hard since Monday night to clear away the snowfall and lay down salt. That means they aren't focusing on fixing potholes that have popped up over the winter and early spring.
MnDOT May Pick Up the Bill For Your Pothole DamageThe damage must have occurred on a state highway, interstate or trunk highway.
MnDOT Crews Ramp Up Pothole PatrolAs the season changes, Minnesota drivers could see more potholes popping up.
Tips To Avoid Costly Pothole DamageWhen winter turns to spring, roads turn into a potentially car-damaging labyrinth of potholes. A new survey from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America found that over the past five years, half of car owners in the U.S. say they've had damage.