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You weren't imagining it; there are more potholes in Vernon this year

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March 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

VERNON - Potholes are worse this year, and there are more of them.

Due to winter weather conditions and significant water penetration, the City of Vernon says there’s been an increase in the number and severity of potholes this year.

The City has been making temporary fixes throughout the winter, but full restoration will begin April 10.

“In order to permanently repair potholes that are formed over the winter, weather conditions must be warm and dry,” the city says in a release.

Work will continue throughout the summer.

Vernon residents may also have noticed that the paint used for road lines did not withstand winter conditions as well as previous years. According to the city changes in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act resulted in an industry-wide shift away from oil-based paints to latex-based paints. That led to reduced durability.

“The City of Vernon understands residents’ concerns with road conditions and wishes to reassure citizens that repairing and maintaining our streets is a top priority. Staff continue to explore new products and more efficient procedures that increase the longevity of road marking, repairs and overall road maintenance at a sustainable cost.”

In May, the City will begin repainting lines on Vernon roads.

Residents can help by reporting potholes and other road-related problems here.  


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