The Drive: Pothole season might be a bit milder this year
Near record temperatures over the weekend likely spawned cases of spring fever, but the warmth also signals the arrival of something that might be even more menacing to motorists than road construction: pothole season.
Those unwelcome divots and craters have started showing up around town, but early indications are that with the mild winter, drivers may not be dodging as many of those tire puncturing, rim bending, suspension damaging and wallet draining holes this year.
“It’s quiet so far,” said Mike Thomke with the St. Paul Public Works Department. “But I suspect that will start to change.”