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Drastic temperature changes taking toll on Quincy roads


Have you driven through a crater in your neighborhood street?

Drastic weather changes have been causing more pot holes to pop up around Quincy. Several drivers say they've noticed an increase in pot holes recently and want to see them fixed.

"I'm kind of worried that maybe these potholes will pop my tire or affect my car somehow," said Jairus Bell.

Not only are Quincy drivers worried about the damage potholes can do to their cars, their worried about their safety too.

"It could cause an accident and as bad as I have bottomed out in a couple of them not catching them on time, yeah it could cause a problem," said Elaine McKinstry. 

Quincy Central Services Director Marty Stegeman says crews are constantly working to repair potholes, but because of drastic changes in weather recently, even more potholes are popping up.

"The weather obviously, the hot to cold, or warm to cold especially, causes the pavement to crack and peel, it's something that's a continual issue within the city, so we keep working," said Stegeman.

And a street that's seeing some major issues right now.

"36th Street has continued to be an issue, we fixed pot holes on that two weeks ago, and more have popped up," said Stegeman. 

Stegeman says 36th Street is one of the busiest streets in town, and when you add inclement weather into the mix, potholes are bound to pop up. But repairs are on the way, and soon.

"We are on those we are going to get to them (Tuesday), or Wednesday hopefully," said Stegeman.

That's welcome news to drivers, who want to see the roads fixed for many reasons.

"We all know the cost of automobiles, we need them fixed," said McKinstry.

"I hope that maybe they get it fixed better so we have a safer ride from point A to point B," said Bell.

Stegeman says the city is always looking for help spotting new potholes that could be dangerous. If you see one, call Central Services at 217-228-4520 with the location and they'll send a crew to check it out

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