Pothole numbers up over last year in Salt Lake County

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SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – As roads thaw out this year, officials with Salt Lake County say they are seeing more potholes compared to the same time last year.

Over the weekend, drivers got a reminder of how bad potholes can be.

Three lanes of I-15 were closed because of a pothole over a freeway bridge deck Sunday morning — with reports of falling debris.

On Monday, UDOT crews were busy near Brighton Ski Resort patching up potholes as well.

“There’s a good likelihood that we will see our fair share of potholes this spring, just due to the extreme winter we’ve had,” said John Gleason, a spokesperson with UDOT.

“The cooldowns and the warming up of the temperatures, that freeze-thaw cycle, all of that plays a part into the number of potholes that we see,” added Gleason.

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