With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Columbus Road Crews Fix 87,000 Potholes
The city of Columbus says its road crews have fixed nearly 87,000 potholes since the beginning of the year – about half of them in the past month.
The city said Monday that 43,063 potholes were filled during an intensive month-long effort that began March 17 – thousands more than in previous springs.
Employees worked 24 hours a day as weather permitted during the last two weeks in March fixing streets that had become pock-marked during an unusually snowy and cold winter.
Two weeks of 12-hour days followed that.
The work this past month followed an effort that saw 43,733 potholes fixed on city streets between Jan. 1 and March 16.
Columbus crews are responsible for 6,387 lane miles of roadway, the most of any city in Ohio.