UPDATE: This post has been updated to note a delay in planned pothole repairs.
MARLBOROUGH – Department of Public Works (DPW) crews have said they’ll be “out in force” beginning today to repair potholes that have recently troubled motorists throughout the city.
Officials told residents late last week to keep an eye out for new potholes that have formed during the region’s recent “extreme freeze/thaw cycle.”
Those conditions, combined with extensive plowing on area roads following recent snowstorms, have created “numerous” new potholes the DPW said in a statement on Friday.
While officials had identified several pothole locations, the DPW notes that residents can report potholes by email to [email protected] or by phone to 508-624-6910. Residents are asked to include specific street names and number addresses when making reports.
Weather has, indeed, been varied in recent days, with frigid temperatures last weekend giving way to warmer weather during the week.
Temperatures plunged following a mix of sleet, snow and rain on Friday only to rise yet again in recent days.
The DPW had initially said it would begin repairs on Monday.
In an update to its statement, though, it explained that asphalt plant closures had delayed that schedule.
The DPW said it would start repairs this morning.