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The intersection of County Roads 8 and 80 (next to Service Foods) in Perham is riddled with potholes. County crews started to repair some of their highest priority spots around the area last week, but it may be awhile yet before the less serious holes and cracks are filled. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Expect those holes to last a little longer: Pothole patching delayed by cold, wet weather

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The cold, wet weather that continues to linger this spring means it’ll take longer for potholes to be repaired.

Perham’s Public Works Director, Merle Meece, said the holes need to be dry and free of ice before they can be effectively patched.


“The weather’s not cooperating,” he said last Friday. “You have to make sure there’s no ice, and right now that’s a problem. There’s always ice in the holes in the morning, and then they’re wet (for the rest of the day).”

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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