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Hard Winter’s Toll: Pipes and Potholes

Axles break and waterlines burst from cold and snow

February 13, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) —î This merciless winter is taking a heavy toll on the nation’s pipes and pavement, breaking hundreds of water mains that turn streets into frozen rivers and opening potholes so big the......

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Feb-14-14 4:07 PM

Around here the potholes are virtually all a result of the gas industry activity

They made MILLIONS of cracks and fractures and when the NORMAL winter freezing and thawing occured we now see the worst and deepest potholes this valley has EVER seen!!

And with most every newer vehicle now using "low profile" tires, the damage to expensive suspension components is higher than ever!!

As I said long BEFORE the first trucks hit the roads "they MUST be forced to bring ALL the roads they will be using up to INTERSTATE specs BEFORE they are allowed to drill"

Needless to say that did NOT happen and the BILLIONS in damage you are now suffering with is the DIRECT result!!!!!

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Triton

Feb-14-14 9:38 AM

The potholes are a convenient excuse for public officials to divert our attention from the fact that the energy industry has destroyed our roads, while officials have looked the other way. Was supposed to be some fund to fix them, but Gov Tanningbed says, incredibly, the state is nearly broke. We are the epicenter of the nation's energy boom and he has not figured out how to get money to fix what the trucks are crushing to dust. That seems to highlight horrible mismanagement and maybe even horrifying corruption. Its ether a boom or its not. Which is it? The streets around the Rt#40, Kruger St intersection would be better of they were just allowed to be gravel, its nearly impossible to travel there, or Stone Church or many other nothern WV roads. Current answers are unacceptable baloney. Stop lying to us and stop blaming weather. Everyday, every citizen has to drive on the empty promises of Gov Tanningbed and the legislators. Every day!

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mikeyd

Feb-13-14 8:01 AM

we have potholes here that were here before the snow started falling.

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