Permanent pothole repairs have begun in the Greater Springfield area.
With temperatures warming up, public works crews now have access to the more permanent pothole filler called “hot patch.”
Paving company factories traditionally start manufacturing the hot patch during late March.
Holyoke Public Works Director Mike McManus told 22News on Monday that his trucks will begin picking up tons of hot patch from Palmer Paving Company in Springfield on Tuesday.
Permanent patching throughout the Pioneer Valley is expected to continue through May and early June.