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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It's been a typical Indiana winter this year. We've seen freezing rain, snow and big temperature changes.

Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 4:28 PM
Updated: Feb. 6, 2018 6:34 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It's been a typical Indiana winter this year. We've seen freezing rain, snow and big temperature changes. Those are prime conditions for potholes in the road to start to form.

"You can have a perfect looking road, and that can change overnight" said West Lafayette Street Commissioner Ben Anderson.

"When the water or snow gets on the roadway and feeezes at night, it's like a billion little jackhammers just beating on the road trying to separate that pavement," said Anderson.

That can become a driver's worst nightmare.

For Joshua Payette, that nightmare became reality.

"I was on Interstate 65 two weeks ago and hit a few pot holes. The reason I'm out in the afternoon today instead of at work, my car is in the shop," said Payette. "So, it could have been from that."

Anderson said his team is working around the clock to keep up with the potholes.

"We have cold patch that we use for certain circumstances," said Anderson. "We have a total patch machine that we use that is a semi-permanent repair."

If you see a pothole, Anderson said it can help everyone out if you report it.

"You can go to the city's website and find the link on there for action item and report a pot hole. We also have a Facebook page," said Anderson

Payette said he hasn't reported them before but might in the future. He's also pleased with the roads for the most part.

"I kind of just drive to and from work," said Payette. "I just recently moved to the area and I'm pretty pleased with the maintenance of the roads."

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