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Fresh potholes plague the city after winter weather

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SHREVEPORT, La -

The streets of Shreveport already needed some attention but after this week's ice event, they're even worse. Heat makes things expand and cold makes things contract or come together.

The same can be said for street asphalt.

New, bigger and more dangerous potholes are plaguing our streets and city officials say they're doing all they can to try and help.

"I'm very happy because I've cracked a lot of rims on the road." Gabriel Carroll says seeing the potholes on Linwood Avenue get repaired was a sight for sore eyes. "They need to fix all of them, good work city workers!"

Anthony Delaney owns Interstate Tires and says pothole damage can cost a pretty penny. "A lot of people come through here, hitting potholes, damaging their wheels and damaging their cars. Once they damage the car, they have to go through their insurance claim and people get upset about that."

Stan Harris is the Director of Public Works for the City of Shreveport. He says this isn't a new problem-cities all over the country are dealing with the same issue. "After you have any kind of snow or a freezing thaw action like we've had over the last couple of days, you have to deal with the pavement popping loose from previous repairs. Those just pop back open so what we have to do is go out and reapply the asphalt and seal it back up again." Harris says until they can finish making their rounds, be careful because a fresh pothole could have popped up in your neighborhood. "It's pretty much all across Shreveport, we have potholes all over the place."

City officials say they'll be out trying to tackle the potholes left over from the storm through today and tomorrow.

Officials say if you have a pothole in your neighborhood give them a call at 318.673.6330.

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