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Wausau road crews busy plugging potholes

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Wausau city street crews spent the day filling potholes. With the warmer weather Wausau Street Supervisor, Robert Andringa says, "With the freezing and thawing that creates moisture. The moisture can cause the pavement or concrete to crack or pop out."

Street crews fill the holes with a mix they call cold mix. Andringa says they use 200 tons of the mix during the winter. It is heated and pliable, which makes it easy to fill holes and cracks.  But it is temporary and when the warmer weather months arrive, it must be replaced with a permanent filler.

Not surprisingly, auto experts advise you avoid hitting holes in the road.  Driving over  one usually won't cause major damage, the experts say repeatedly driving over them causes wear and tear on your vehicle. That can add up to a big bill at the repair shop.

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