Warming temperatures increase risk of potholes

Here's what to do if you discover a pothole.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As temperatures continue to climb there is a big problem coming for our roadways: potholes. 

Ice melting increases chances for new pot holes to form. Here's why: 

A pothole begins when water seeps below the road and then freezes. When it freezes it expands and places pressure on the pavement. The pressure the asphalt upward causing it to buckle. Then, when the ice melts, it leaves behind a gap. 

A car drives over the weak spot and causes the pavement to collapse into the empty space.

If you find a pothole, you can report it by visiting idrivearkansas.com

 

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