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« Minnesota Weather Almanac | Main | Mumps Outbreak »


April 17, 2006

Pothole Season

If you’ve driven on any one of Minnesota’s roads or highways these past few weeks, you’ve probably gone out of your way to a avoid a pothole. Some experts are calling this the worst pothole season in years. Mihai Marasteanu, a U of M civil engineering professor, says this past winter’s abundance of freeze-thaw cycles are to blame for the pothole outbreak.

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