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Crews use mild weather to fill Arnold potholes

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Street crews in Arnold, Mo. fill potholes during a respite from low temperatures in March. Street crews in Arnold, Mo. fill potholes during a respite from low temperatures in March.
ARNOLD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Dramatic temperature swings throughout the winter months have left street crews in Arnold admitting they are behind on filling potholes.

"The last few weeks of February were really bad and that's what really tears up the roads, when you get those freeze-thaw cycles like that," said Ed Blattner, director of Arnold's Public Works Department.

Crews in Arnold took advantage of Tuesday's higher temperatures, playing catch-up on the pothole problem.

"The potholes are so bad, it don't feel like it broke the belts in the tires, but I'll guarantee you they're out of balance," said William Hull, a driver who recently hit a big pothole.

Blattner said the asphalt used to fill the potholes is a temporary solution, but he said, "It will last for a while until we can come back and do permanent repairs."

Public Works and street crews say they cannot keep track of where all of the potholes are, so they want residents to call in with locations of potholes in their neighborhoods or on their way to work.

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