The Twin Cities are currently experiencing one of the worst pothole seasons in recent memory.
This is due to the heavy snowfall that has made it one of the top 10 snowiest winters in the area.
Pothole season, which occurs between winter and spring, is a well-known occurrence to those living in Minnesota.
However, this year has been particularly bad due to the large amounts of snow followed by the melting of the snow causing water to seep into the pavement and freeze, expanding and breaking apart the asphalt.
The blame for the poor road conditions is on the properties of water this year.
Manik Barman, an expert on pavements and potholes, explains that the water could penetrate the pavement system more than in previous years, making it even worse.
Although there are temporary cold patches available, major repairs must wait until April when asphalt plants open up.
Some citizens have taken to social media to call out the mayors of the Twin Cities to fix the pothole problem.
Mayor Melvin Carter responded, saying that there is a sales tax proposal at the legislature to address this issue.
In the meantime, AAA advises drivers to slow down and hit potholes straight on instead of at an angle to minimize damage to their vehicles.
City streets, such as those in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, are currently resembling a Rocky Mountain riverbed rather than a road due to the numerous potholes.
The situation is not new for those living in the area, but this year’s pothole season will be remembered as one of the worst in recent memory.