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Schenectady's potholes tougher to fix than usual

A caution cone warns drivers of a pothole along Brandywine Avenue at Duane Avenue on Friday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
A caution cone warns drivers of a pothole along Brandywine Avenue at Duane Avenue on Friday afternoon.
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The snow, ice and bitter cold are making it even harder to fix the abundance of potholes in Schenectady this year. There are more potholes than normal, thanks to the hard winter. Workers have been cold-patching them, but the weather has not cooperated, Mayor Gary McCarthy said. Snow keeps falling, lining the potholes with ice. Before a pothole can be patched, workers must get it dry, which means melting the ice with salt. Then they ...

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