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Potholes causing headaches for Bay City drivers

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Potholes have been popping up across Mid-Michigan.

The craters on Liberty Bridge and State Street in Bay City have drivers fed up.

“Liberty Bridge is getting out of control,” said Jennifer Siefert, resident. “This is the worst that I’ve seen and I’ve lived on this side of town for about 10 years.”

Drivers said the potholes are hard to avoid.

“There’s spots where the pavements all broken up. You try to avoid that, but you’re still gonna hit a pothole,” said Christina Irwin, resident.

The closing of Independence Bridge has increased traffic on Liberty Bridge and decreased patience.

“Something needs to be done,” said Sue Harkey, resident. “I know it’s winter time and they can’t replace anything, but if they could just patch them.”

Robert Dion is director of the Bay City Department of Public Works. He acknowledges potholes are a growing problem in the city, but said his staff is doing everything they can to keep up.

"Our crews have been working around the clock to get the snow removed. After the snow is removed and the roads are opened up, the crews will be switching their duties over to getting the holes patched," Dion said.

He said the weather is not helping with milder weather in the forecast this week.

"All that warm weather kind of moves things around a little bit. So, you're going to probably see a few more potholes than not right now. Especially where the cracks in the concrete and the blacktop are," Dion said.

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