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Crews make temporary fixes to winter's terrible potholes

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

There is some relief for your car... for now.

Road crews have been out day and night filling potholes with a hot, rocky mixture.

"We've had a very cold, hard winter," said Simeon Martin, Chief Foreman for the street division in Saginaw, "Then we had that rain and warmer temperatures... it opened up potholes we've never seen before."

Through the streets of Saginaw, the black goop was poured over car-damaging holes. Yet, that won't last forever. The mixture is a temporary fix, and most likely will not last until spring. And many residents are not happy with the extra bumpy drives and loose stones.

"They just throw it down there and don't level it out!" said resident Linda Gillilland who lives on a heavily patched road, "I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis and that ... jarring.... from driving on that is crazy."

However, this mixture is the best bet to temporarily fix the dangerous roads. The ideal situation would be to completely tear up and replace the road. And that's money the city just does not have right now. 

"It's uncomfortable," said resident Anthony Bender, "but it's safer than the way they are now."

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