Rhonda Coleman works on Perimeter Drive where, she says, the potholes get bigger with every snow.
"The road is extremely hazardous when it snows, so you have to dodge potholes as well as look out for how slick it is," she said.
Lori Metcalf's daily commute could be a scenic drive past horse farms on tree-lined Delong Road, but the pockmarked pavement along the sides of the narrow road means a "horrible" drive down the middle of the road.
"We were joking that with the snow, at least it's filled the potholes," she said.
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It's happening all over: Rain and snow, freezing and thawing, then potholes.
Lexington crews were still clearing slush and drifting snow from streets Tuesday, but they planned to switch to pothole duty late Tuesday or early Wednesday, said Sam Williams, the city's director of Streets, Roads and Forestry.
It works well to have the same crews do both jobs, "because they know where the potholes are," Williams said.
The city is responsible for repairing all potholes inside New Circle Road and on city-maintained roads outside that area. The state is responsible for major roads outside New Circle, including Nicholasville Road, Richmond Road, Winchester Road, Harrodsburg Road and Paris Pike.
State crews have been on pothole duty in and around snow removal, said Natasha Lacy of the state Transportation Cabinet. This winter's severe weather has produced a large number, she said.
This time of year, crews use what is called a "cold patch." It can be applied in cold weather, but the pothole often has to be repaired again. When asphalt plants open sometime in March, the crews can begin using a "hot mix" that is more durable.
Williams said he didn't have a count of how many potholes had been reported to the city, but he noted he had hit a few himself.
Both the city and state say their goal is to repair a pothole within 48 hours after it is reported.