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Road crews on ‘pothole patrol,’ repairing roads after winter

Potholes are always a problem in spring; it's just the nature of the roads in Central New York. With the inconsistent weather during the winter, crews are now seeing a spike in potholes around Syracuse.
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Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Potholes are always a problem in spring; it's just the nature of the roads in Central New York.

With the inconsistent weather during the winter, crews are now seeing a spike in potholes around Syracuse.

It takes crews three to five days to respond to a reported pothole, but with special technology they use now, it only takes one time to repair damage caused by Mother Nature.

Crews are working around the clock to get roads back in shape.

The new “DuraPatcher” the Syracuse Department of Public Works has in its fleet allows crews to make repair year-round.

Crews start by blowing dust and dirt out of the hole, and then coat it with oil and mix in small stones to fill the hole. It's then patched and coated with a dry stone mixture on top.

It can take crews up to an hour to fix a residential road, but a little longer for a busy street.

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