Potholes becoming a problem in Midland

Potholes becoming a problem in Midland

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - After dealing with record snow last week, residents of Midland now have a new challenge in front of them, potholes. It's an issue that Midland Public Information Officer, Sara Bustilloz says Midland Transportation Officials have already began to work on.

"It's very common for us to see potholes after a cold weather event, or after a rain event. So we're going to be looking at the complaints and requests that we hear from citizens and attacking them that way," says Bustilloz.

The potholes that are in a well traveled area and that are larger will be fixed first.

"That's something that we're going to look at over the next few days and we're just going to try to tackle as many potholes as we can," says Bustilloz.

Fixing the potholes though, will not only require patience as most roads still have moisture on them after the ice thawed but also help from local residents.

"Don't assume that a pothole is just going to get fixed because you see it. You need to report it to us, use our online pothole request form or you can call our transportation division, in that way we know to go and take care of it and we can put it on our list for the day of potholes that need to be taken care of," says Bustilloz.

Midland Transportation Officials are also using new equipment to help fix the pothole issue. They call it their new equipment the "Python Pothole Patcher" which can fill a pothole in two minutes, making it more efficient.