Potholes have been a problem all over the Ohio Valley because of harsh conditions weathered over the past winter. In one Marshall County community, the problem is still lingering.
People who live along Fishers Lane in Marshall County say they won’t even drive cars along the road anymore due to the massive potholes that are nearly unavoidable.
“It’s terrible, I’ve got a son that lives back here and a bunch of friends, elderly people and it’s hard for them to just get in and out of their houses to get out to the main road,” said resident, Larry Stevey.
Many people say that emergency situations are the worst of their concerns. They fear that if an ambulance needs to get through the road, it won’t be easy.
Residents say they’ve contacted the state about it, but they haven’t done anything.
“The state, they’re not doing nothing. You call them and tell them you’re going to call the news, ‘well go ahead we don’t care’,” Stevey explained.
This is something that is unusual in this area, because the county normally comes around once a year to do patching.
“They used to come in, like in the spring and fill the potholes, they haven’t done anything this year,” said resident Thoman Minor.
The residents have been receiving communications from the county, but they aren’t certain what the resolution will be.
“My sister-in-law got an email saying that they’re going to turn back into dirt, another guy got an email saying they’re going to shoot and chip it. Now what they’re going to do, I don’t know,” Minor explained.
Marshall County Department of Transportation officials say they plan to fill the holes with rock and stone for the approaching winter months. Next spring, they say they will tar and chip the road. The delay is due to a late start in road repairs stemming from the prolonged winter weather.