Potholes keeping Kamloops city crews busy

By Vanessa Ybarra
February 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

KAMLOOPS — City crews are working hard to fill numerous potholes throughout the city.

According to the city, crews have filled more than 100 potholes throughout Kamloops in the past week, with Columbia street being one of the worst hit areas.

Staff says fluctuating temperatures this time of year make road conditions particularly challenging.

"With the temperatures we're currently having ranging from - 5 to + 5 we see a lot of freeze-thaw events, said Glen Farrow with the City of Kamloops. "It's hard on a lot of the potholes. We're seeing a lot of deterioration happening. In the Brock area we're seeing a lot of heaving, not just an actual pothole but actual humps from the base because of the road structure."

Farrow says with crews clearing snow and street sweeping this time of year, drivers and residents are asked to practice extra patience.

"It's a balancing act this time of year to ensure we're providing safe roads from an ice and snow perspective as well as looking after the ashphalt, said Farrow. "It takes a certain amount of time in the day to accomplish all that needs to be done."

Residents who want to report a pothole can use the 'myKamloops' app.

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