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Freshly filled potholes dot Sixth Street at Vine Street earlier this week. Hudson Public Works Director Tom Zeuli said city crews have been busy since January trying to keep potholes filled. Photo by Randy Hanson

It was a bad winter for potholes

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Tom Zeuli, director of the Hudson Public Works and Parks Department, confirmed last week what most motorists already know. It was a bad winter for potholes.


Zeuli was able to shed some light on what made the potholes multiply.

"A lot of moisture" was to blame, he said. "When that moisture gets into cracks it freezes and expands. That's what develops the potholes."

The trouble started with a December rainstorm, followed by big snowstorms.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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