After Sylvania Township road crews have cleared roadways of ice and snow, there is still plenty of work to be done.
The township crews are still busy on the road, but the next job is known as “pothole patrol.”
“When the weather allows for it, we’re out looking for potholes and filing them with what’s known as a cold patch,” according to Rob Nash, road superintendent.
A cold patch isn’t considered to be a permanent fix for the problem, but it’s the best that can be done locally in the winter season.
“It should at least allow drivers to not have to undergo one of those abrupt bounces,’ he said.
When the weather allows, crews will return to apply a “hot mix” at the area creating a more-permanent solution for that portion of the roadway.
Mr. Nash also said that annually the task entails more work.
In 1999 he noted, there were 112.39 miles of township roads, compared to the current 131.11.
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