Warm temperatures mean lots of unwanted potholes on streets in Saskatoon and Regina.
Big potholes are located on 8th Street and Preston Avenue, the Circle Drive merger off Taylor Street and several ones on Idylwyld Drive, just to name a few.
A major pothole on Clarence Avenue and Main Street caused a lady to destroy her tire Thursday night.
“She just couldn’t see it in the dark,” said Service Manager at Ens Lexus in Saskatoon, Bob Forward, who’s had two cars already this week related to potholes. “We had to put her summer tires on for now.”
Forward said this time of year pot hole damage and wheel alignments are a big part of their business.
“We look forward to pothole season because it gives us something to do,” he joked. “The only way to prevent it would be to pay more taxes so the city can fill more holes.”
In Regina, a resident is angry the City of Regina cut a major unmarked utility cut on Sherwood Drive.
However, most residents in Regina are only complaining about the side streets having bad potholes, which is the exact same problem in Saskatoon.
“We do temporarily fill potholes when the weather is like this by removing as much water from them as possible and applying a cold mix, which is compatible with water,” said Brandon Harris, Director of Roadways and Operations with the City of Saskatoon.
“The challenge during the winter months is, these fixes are temporary because no one is producing hot mix asphalt at this time of year.”
— JT Marshall (@jtmarshallCKOM) February 17, 2017