Winter weather can wreak havoc on roads. And, and we all know, this winter was incredibly long and harsh. Constant plowing and salt, and freezing temperatures eat away at road surfaces leaving dangerous potholes. Now that the snow seems to finally have ended, PennDOT has started to make much needed repairs on the state highways.
“PennDOT crews have been focused on filling potholes throughout the winter, except when snow duty called,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said, in an interview with the Springfield Patch. “The difference now is that hot asphalt is more readily available in the Philadelphia region and the use of this material enables us to make more permanent repairs.”
Potholes can cause severe damage to cars, which is why you should avoid them, if at all possible. However, don’t swerve into other cars, because that would obviously be a lot worse. If you see a pothole on a state highway, you can call 1-800-FIX-ROAD to report it. You can also check road conditions by visiting 511PA online or by dialing 5-1-1.
As the weather continues to warm up and the road conditions improve, try to plan a weekend family getaway. Need a new road trip car? Visit us at Springfield Ford Lincoln and we’ll find the perfect vehicle for you.