Sizing Up the Pothole Threat


So far, this winter has been pretty dry and that has saved on snow removal. But pothole season is just around the corner and gauging the crop is a guessing game.

Our temperatures have been all over the map; a roller coaster of oddly mild and brutally cold.

The temperature difference can be hard on city streets and it puts extra stress on the pavement but city officials tell us there's one thing missing from the recipe for a perfect pothole storm and that’s moisture.

To check the conditions of Omaha roads we went to the experts - the people who drive around town every day.

Cab driver Dan Uriel said, “It’s not too bad right now. We'll wait until the end of the season to see what it looks like. The ice and snow going underneath the asphalt makes it bad.”

John Douglas is a cab driver who told us, “This year I don’t think it will be as bad. We haven’t had the snow and the salt. But there’s still gonna be some cracks. But I don’t think it’s gonna be as bad. Just my opinion.”

Cabbie Heather Putney said, “I think it’s gonna be pretty tossed up but I don’t think it’s too bad yet. I mean, doesn’t seem too, too bad.”

No one knows what weather lies ahead and how much of an appetite it will bring to the table when it's time to eat the street.


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