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Pothole Patching Pricey in Springdale

SPRINGDALE, AR-- The winter weather we've been seeing is also posing problems for road crews long after the ice has melted.
SPRINGDALE, AR-- The winter weather we've been seeing is also posing problems for road crews long after the ice has melted. In Springdale, salt and sand that helped melt the ice on the roads is now causing more potholes than usual. And that means more money to patch them up. Springdale's Public Works Department expects the repairs to be at about $10,000. But the department's director says taxpayers won't be paying any extra for the patchwork. "All of our funding in this department comes from fuel taxes," says Sam Goade."So it is tax money but it's already allocated in our 2014 budget." We're told the department has around a million dollars for repairs and the pothole patching will start next week. But it's a temporary fix. Crews have to wait until the summer time, when temperatures heat up for a permanent fix-up.

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