Despite the fact that we had a virtually snow-free winter, the town's streets have still taken a beating over the winter and with spring comes pothole season.
Potholes appear when the pavement cracks, moisture builds up in the crack and then freezes and thaws. It's a problem that Oxford really can't avoid.
Potholes can be a year-long problem but are especially noticable in the spring after streets are plowed and sanded over the winter. While the areas for the most part escaped severe winter weather, there still are sections of roads that look like they've been chewed up and are in need of repair.
Oxford has recently put together a committee to look at roads in need of repairs. While town officials say the committee is working hard, its members can't do it all alone. And maybe an entire road doesn't need to be repaired, just a pothole or two that is irritating for drivers.
So we ask our readers: Do you have bad potholes in your neighborhood? Post the locations here and if you can, snap a picture and upload it here too (but be safe while taking pictures!). Public Works can't fix what they aren't aware of, so a running list of potholes can help them locate problem spots.
And Happy Spring!