MOUNT VERNON — Street Department crews are filing in potholes “as fast as we can get to them,” said Street Superintendent Dave Carpenter.

As part of the mayor’s weekly press meeting, Carpenter reported on how pothole repairs are going and on preparations for the snow storm that forecasters are predicting for Sunday evening.

Some of the bad pothole areas have included West High Street, Chestnut Street from Gay to Vine, and Upper Gilchrist Road between Yauger and New Gambier. Part of that section of Upper Gilchrist is in Monroe Township, but is maintained by the city as part of an agreement with the township. Springs under the road cause problems every spring.

Carpenter said he thinks they have been able to tackle most of the worst areas, but new ones are opening all the time and he expects it to get worse as warmer weather arrives.

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