Roads looking rough after icy damage

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There is no ice or snow in the forecast this week, but the long cold winter has left area roads in an even worse condition.

The snow and ice, freezing and thawing is hard on roads leaving behind more potholes. That is a problem drivers are constantly complaining about.

The inclement weather also keeps ALDOT crews from doing their routine maintenance work. "Our routine maintenance activities don't get done during snow and ice events," said ALDOT engineer Brian Davis. "Every day we are getting equipment ready and all the things we do to fight winter weather events."

ALDOT engineers are asking drivers to be patient as they patch potholes. Long-term resurfacing projects for parts of I-65 and I-459 are planned this summer.

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