Pothole patching begins in western Massachusetts

Hampden County

This was the first full day of patching potholes here in the Pioneer Valley.

DPW crews were out in force Tuesday repairing the winter damage to travel lanes everywhere.

It’s the day the cities and towns filled their trucks with tons of the more permanent filler, hot patch from local paving companies.

Holyoke DPW director Mike McManus told 22News, there’s a lot of this work yet to be done.

With the winter that we had, with the rain and ice it’s made the potholes deeper, that’s why we’re dealing with the situation, said McManus.

Because the potholes are so deep and so numerous, DPW crews across the valley don’t expect their repairs to be finished until July.

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