Municipal Services Director Mike Barker says the City of Sturgeon Bay has already been out patching up streets. The worst kind of winter for roads is one where temperatures straddle both sides of the freezing mark. That has been a consistent occurrence since the middle of December with a healthy amount of precipitation as well. As the moisture expands when it freezes then contracts as it thaws it breaks down the pavement.
Potholes become most acute in the springtime so motorists have to remain alert for another two months.