Pothole crews endure rough road

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Street workers in Franklin are using more than 7 tons of materials to patch potholes each week, even as more form each day.

The city has used about double the amount of patching material as in a normal winter, and street workers are struggling to keep up, interim street commissioner Andy Duckworth said. Even with two trucks scouring the city nearly every day, new holes open up just about as quickly as the city can fill them.

The long stretches of freezing weather have made potholes much more frequent so far this winter.

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