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Crews work on potholes, seek public’s help

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With temperatures bouncing above and below zero, potholes are opening up along local streets.

Greenwood street department workers have been out looking for holes to repair and patch. An area they are focusing on is around downtown, including along Main and Meridian streets and Madison Avenue.

Road workers are scouring the city after the snowstorm this month and the recent stretch of sunny days and cold nights, which are causing more potholes, deputy mayor Terry McLaughlin said.

As the sun melts snow and ice, the water leaks into small cracks or holes in the pavement and then freezes and expands, causing the asphalt to break apart.

Road crews divide the city into sections and then start driving roads, patching holes as they go, McLaughlin said.

“What we’ve just said is, ‘Let’s get as many people out as we can. Let’s just try to get systematic and cover the most area as we possibly can,’” he said.

Here’s the best way to report potholes:

Greenwood: Submit an online request through the Action Center link at www.greenwood.in.gov or call the street department 887-5607.

Franklin: Call the street department at 736-3660

Johnson County: Call the highway department at 346-4630.

State highways and interstates: Call Indiana Department of Transportation Seymour District at 877-305-7611.

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