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Repairing roads around the county

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - You may have seen the La Crosse County Highway Department hard at work recently on Highway 16 as they repair the damage caused by the weekend rain.

County crews say this year has been harder on the roadways than the past two or three, simply because of the increased rainfall. As the rain freezes and thaws ice expands and contracts, loosening the asphalt patches in the road.

Patrol Superintendent Tim Hammes said, "We take an air compressor, we blow out the loose stuff. Then we fill in with UMP or patch material and then we roll it."

Tim said this is only day two of the project. They will be repairing the pot holes for a month between Highways 16, 35, and 157.

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