Ohio city patching potholes after snowiest winter

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials in northwest Ohio's largest city say road crews are still playing catch-up as they try to fill thousands of potholes left after an exceptionally cold, snowy winter.

Such weather can lead to road damage. WTOL-TV (http://bit.ly/1sgn9fF ) reports Toledo road crews have filled 40,000 potholes this year, and their work is far from over.

Toledo's streets commissioner, Dave Welch, say the wintry weather lasted so long that the crews haven't even been able to start other maintenance efforts such as street sweeping and leaf removal.

The past few months have made for the snowiest winter on record in Toledo. The city received more than 76 inches of snow, costing it millions of dollars for snow removal, de-icing and related work.

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Information from: WTOL-TV, http://www.wtol.com

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