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Wintery weather leaves behind potholes

10:14 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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Drivers say the snow has made a pothole problem even worse on some highways. City officials say the roads are still too wet and too cold to permanently repair storm damage to Knoxville roads.

Countless potholes cropped up around the city, seemingly overnight, as the heavy rains reopened old problem areas and crumbled old asphalt.

Crews are working overnight to temporarily patch any dangerous potholes, and drivers say the snow made things worse on several highways, including parts of I-40.

"Instead of just hitting one every two miles, it's like you've got three in one mile or like two right after another and they've just gotten bigger," said Knox County resident Chase Mixon.

TDOT said before the rain and snow, it already had a contract in place to fix potholes along I-640 from the 275 interchange to Broadway.

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