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Valley Cities on Pothole Patrol

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It's that time of the year for bumpy roads, as potholes make themselves known throughout the valley. The City of Fargo has their overnight crews working to patch potholes and keep up with the high demand.

Fargo went from using a cold weather bag mixture to a more cost affective method of spray injection. The spray injection fills the pot hole with an oil/granite mixture and is then smoothed over with rocks.

Fargo Public Works hopes to move to a more permanent and common method of hot asphalt in the coming weeks. They're waiting for local asphalt plants to open that have been delayed by our long winter.

The AAA recommends the following tips for minimizing damage to your vehicle: 

  • Maintain air pressure in all your tires, this will provide the proper cushion between the pothole and the rim of the tire.
  • Leave enough space between you and other vehicles so you have enough time to react to any potholes.
  • Driving the proper speed for weather conditions, Hitting a pothole at high-speed increases the chance of damage to tires, wheels, and suspension components.
  • Avoid standing water that may conceal a deep pothole.

If you notice or come across any potholes you can also report them to your local highway department or public works department.

To report a pothole call: 

In Moorhead: 218-299-5422

In Grand Forks: 701-738-8740

In Fergus Falls: 218-332-5435

In Fargo: 701-241-1453 or Click the link on the right under the picture

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