Up and down temperatures highlighting South Bend’s pothole issues

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend city officials joined city crew members on Monday to create temporary patches in potholes to repair road conditions until asphalt plants reopen in the middle of April.

Due to fluctuating temperatures dropping below and rising above freezing in March, crews are currently limited to repairing area potholes with temporary material, or “cold patch”.

Once temperatures stabilize above freezing and asphalt plants reopen, crews will use “hot patch” as the solution to fix the city’s pothole problem for a longer period of time.

After filling some potholes on Monday, South Bend Mayor James Mueller pledged that the city would focus on fixing the area’s pothole issues in the coming weeks.

“Weather can be rough here in South Bend, and you’re never going to have zero potholes in the spring time, but we’ll stay on top of it the best we can,” said Mayor Mueller.

South Bend residents are encouraged to report existing potholes needing repair by calling 311 or by submitting a claim on the City of South Bend website.

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