Will you have to dodge potholes this holiday weekend?

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — A rough winter has made for some rough travels that are continuing into the spring.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has been patching potholes all winter long, but because of the temperatures crews were forced to use a cold mix that doesn’t last as long.

Now that they can use hot asphalt, we’re asking how the repairs are going.

“Our crews have been working as fast as they can and as efficiently as they can to make sure they’re getting these potholes patched,” says ODOT District 7 Public Information Officer Mandi Dillon.

ODOT officials say the snow at the start of the week hampered efforts somewhat but lately conditions have been kinder.

“Having some of the nicer weather the last few days has helped us a lot,” Dillon says. “We’ve had crews out there being able to patch those spots as needed.”

As we drove around the area, we found potholes that are still out there, like some on a stretch of Interstate 70 near Hoke Road.

ODOT is asking drivers for patience.

“We know this is going to be a busy weekend so we’re asking that you stay alert,” Dillon says.

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