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Pothole Season Has Begun In Boston

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A large pothole opened up on Warren St. in Waltham each of the last two weeks -- taking a few tires with it in the process.

A large pothole opened up on Warren St. in Waltham each of the last two weeks — taking a few tires with it in the process.

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BOSTON (CBS) – ‘Tis the season for those teeth-chattering, car jarring potholes.

Some of the snow has melted and heavy rain this week has exposed the marred face of Boston’s streets.

City Hall says pothole repair crews have been dispatched to fill the holes.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

In Charlestown, WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens found potholes on Chelsea and Cambridge Streets and over the North Washington Bridge.

Potholes are caused when water seeps through cracks in the pavement.  Over time, the water erodes the material under the pavement, causing it to sink and break.

The water under the pavement freezes, then thaws which causes the pavement to crack and deteriorate and results in potholes.

Potholes can be reported on the city’s website or by calling the mayor’s hotline.

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