Wet weather continues to cause potholes in Sioux City

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Warmer temperatures and frequent rain continue to cause problems for Siouxland streets as some drivers have noticed a large number of potholes on the roads.

KCAU 9 spoke to Edward Pickens, the superintendent of the Sioux City Street Division, and he said they are working day and night to repair potholes in the Siouxland area but the wet weather conditions are slowing down their progress to make it into certain residential areas. 

“What we do is we focus on the emergency routes, the primary ones and two streets in Sioux City and then when we’ve got those, we’ll also be working on the ones in the neighborhoods,” said Pickens.

Pickens also said the weather is preventing the street team from working as fast as they would like to. He said as they continue to repair potholes, the rain dampens the patches causing more damages to the roads. 

“It’s not a secret, it’s been a really wet spring. Kind of a crazy end to the winter, so that kind of hampers our process,” said Pickens. 

If you’re driving and see a pothole that can’t be avoided, keep your steering wheel straight. Slow down and drive carefully through the pothole. Allow the tire to roll through the pothole. Slamming on your breaks can cause major damage and could possibly put you on the side of the road.

You can report potholes in Sioux City by clicking here.

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