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Potholes Cause For Concern

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Curt Casper 

OMAHA (KPTM) – It is that time of year again, pothole season. Late winter and early spring are prime times for potholes; they are caused by rain or snow melt freezing overnight. Water stores up in cracks in the pavement. While public works is starting to repair the streets, many drivers are growing impatient.

Drive Down any street in Omaha at this time of the year and you might notice it's a little bumpy. Potholes like the one on 90th and Dodge are becoming more common.

Ridgewood and Poppleton Avenue may be one of the worst hit areas. Terry Mount lives in the area and he tells Fox 42 News the street has been bad for 40 years. He tries to avoid the street whenever he can.

"It is worse then a speed bump really. You know the speed bumps are coming, but you don't know where the potholes are exactly," he said.

Public Works told Fox 42 News it's working on fixing the potholes on the main streets of Omaha and will get to the residential areas, as they are needed. They are asking for patients when it comes to those side streets.

Dave Orso believes the people in Omaha are beginning to lose their patience.

"I think a certain amount of patience is understandable but I think we are patient and it is time to get something done," he said.

To report a pothole in your area you are asked to call (402) 444-4919. The city also has an app you can download, just search for "Omaha Mobile App."

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