It’s that time of year again.
The roads open up and swallow cars, twist suspensions requiring replacement, and wheel rims get bent like soda cans.
It’s pothole season.
The citizens of Fort Wright have been asked to report potholes around town to the mayor’s office for repair. A phone number and email address are available for residents to report potholes.
It seems as though we haven’t even gotten through winter yet, but the fluctuating temperatures and mild winter have hastened the pothole season’s arrival.
Potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of groundwater after it sneaks into the ground under the pavement. When water freezes, it expands. When it melts, you are left with the damage caused by that expansion: a crater or crack. Repeated freezing and thawing in these cracks and craters only allow for more water to seep below, thereby creating potholes large enough to damage your vehicle.
Pothole reports can be made by calling 859-331-1700 or sending an e-mail to [email protected]