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Pothole Season Starts -- Where Are They in Plainfield?

Help your fellow drivers -- and village staff -- by putting out a warning about potholes you've seen or experienced.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo

By Ted Schnell

The polar vortex is gone, and thanks to the rain, the snow has been cleared from the streets. But the arrival of welcome warm temperatures also seems to have sparked a bloom of potholes in the Chicago area.


Potholes are perennial, of course, but since the extreme cold subsided at the middle of last week, many have start to appear in Chicago and the suburbs, according to media reports. The spike is tied to the sudden change in conditions from extreme, subzero temperatures to unseasonable warm conditions that have neared 40 degrees. 

Is the same true here in Plainfield? Tell us where you spotted (or drove through) one by listing it in the comment box below so we can warn other drivers and give city road staff a heads up on what needs to be fixed. 
Ed Arter January 14, 2014 at 06:33 AM
Future, and current Telltale signs of pavement failure will show more than just pot holes on Lockport St. at East side of bridge approach. The State skipped that area in last year's grind and overlay work.
xrayeyes2 January 14, 2014 at 07:22 AM
There are several potholes on Van Dyke, northbound lane, north of the railroad tracks.
Denise Bronge January 14, 2014 at 11:04 AM
there are a few on 135th st right near Jewel going east bound.
Nance January 14, 2014 at 08:40 PM
There are some big ones on 135th between Naperville/Plainfield Rd and Essington. Also on a side note, WHY can't the railroad tracks at both 135th Street and 127th Street be fixed CORRECTLY?? Every single year or least every other, the road are blocked and supposedly the crossing are fixed and every year they are worse than ever. Since we now have become Trainfield can't the village force the CNN to fix these crossing the right way once and for all???

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