Pothole Season

We are nearly two months past winter solstice and the Sun has once again reached a sufficient angle to warm the roads, roofs and buildings to above freezing each afternoon no matter what the actually temperature is.  But this melting also brings some problems.  With road temperatures quickly dropping to below freezing as the sunsets, the water on the roads quickly turns to ice which rapidly changes the travel conditions each evening.  Also, this thaw freeze cycle each day will help create potholes as the melting water seeps into cracks in the roads, expanding on freeze up each night, which slowly breaks apart the roads.  Our slow transition to spring has begun.

Daryl Ritchison