Pothole patrol reveals deep craters in Cleveland

CLEVELAND -- The city of Cleveland says it has six to eight road crews out trying to fix the potholes in priority order.

That's why it's important for people to let the city know where the bad ones are located.

Of the six locations we visited, West 130th Street was by far the worst.

The left turn intersection at West 117th Street and Bellaire is like a mine field. Cars have to slow down and swerve around a huge chunk of missing concrete.

The deepest hole we found was at East 152nd and Yorick. It nearly swallowed half of a basketball.

Silver Brook Court behind MetroHealth, which leads to 176 and Interstate 71 south was littered with holes, and we found at least five hubcaps along the side of the road.

While crews can use cold asphalt to fix the holes, it's only a temporary patch, and the next snow and plow that goes over it will likely dig up the fix.

Meanwhile, to fix the potholes, crews need the temperature to be above 40 degrees with no rain or snow in the forecast.

The hot asphalt plants don't open until April, so plan on a long orange barrel season this spring and summer.


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