Seasonal Threat Of Potholes Starts Early

BOURNE – Pothole season has arrived early this year in Southeast Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation dispatched the pothole patrol to Route 6 eastbound on Monday. Last week, a constellation of craters opened up on the stretch of highway in Bourne and Sandwich after the Sagamore Bridge.

Traffic was backed up Monday morning as crews performed the patchwork.

Typically, pothole season starts in March, but according to AAA, it started early thanks to January’s freezing temperatures and large volume of rain.

AAA says hitting a pothole can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a vehicle’s tires, steering and suspension systems.

Officials said it’s important to keep ample distance between you and the car in front of you, scan the road for potholes but slow down if you can’t avoid one, and make sure your tires are properly inflated. 

By Jim McCabe, NewsCenter


About Jim McCabe

Jim McCabe is a native of (suburban) Philadelphia who has lived in New England and covered Cape Cod news since 2016. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the Cape-based Seahawks Hockey Club .
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