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Potholes are Popping Up!

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Spring is more than a season of flowers blooming and snow melting, it is pothole season.

Potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water after the water entered into the ground under the pavement.

This morning on the Valley Today, Valley News Teams Ashley Bishop talked with Fargo Public works supervisor Lee Anderson about potholes.

Anderson says potholes are filled based on traffic usage priority and they are filled in sections.

"We hate to jump around all these streets, we like to do a street then move to the next one. It is more productive," says Anderson.

Many viewers have commented on the Valley News Live facebook page saying Main Avenue in Fargo is filled with potholes.

Anderson says most of the potholes have been filled but Main will see a facelift.

"The stretch of road from 23rd to University Drive is getting a mill over-lay this summer and that should last until 2018 when we do a total rehave of Main Avenue."

Potholes should be reported to Your City Works Department.

Please have the following information when reporting potholes:

 - Address the pothole is closest to

 - Nearest Intersection

 - Approximately how big and deep the pothole is.


If you see potholes on your city streets, here's the numbers or way you should report them:

Information for Fargo Public Works on Potholes: Fill out Pothole Report Form

Information for West Fargo Public Works on Potholes: Call (701) 433-5400.

Information for Moorhead Public Works on Potholes: Email Streets or call (218) 299-5422.

Information for Grand Forks: Call (701) 738-8740

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