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Pavement Vortex: A Tough Winter Takes It Out on Roads

  1. Illinois
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    Illinois

    Motorists traveling on Austin Avenue in Chicago dodge potholes on Feb. 12 as the effects of a harsh winter continue to challenge the city's infrastructure.

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  2. Michigan
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    Michigan

    Asphalt cracks across a dividing line in Flint, Mich., on Feb. 20.

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  3. Pennsylvania
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    Pennsylvania

    A homemade sign warns motorists of a large pothole along West Market Street near North 23rd Street in Pottsville, Pa., on Feb. 18.

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  4. Michigan
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    Michigan

    A sinkhole in downtown Detroit on Jan. 18.

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  5. New Jersey
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    New Jersey

    Potholes in Bayonne, N.J., on Feb. 7.

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  6. Michigan
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    Michigan

    Several hubcaps rest against a tree and on the ground near a pothole in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Feb. 13.

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  7. New York
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    New York

    Cars splash through a pothole in Syracuse, N.Y., on Feb. 21.

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  8. Pennsylvania
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    Pennsylvania

    A sign along U.S. 30 east of Fayetteville, Pa., alerts motorists to pothole patchwork being performed by the state Department of Transportation on Feb. 21.

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  9. Washington, D.C.
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    Washington, D.C.

    A city crew patches a few of the potholes in Washington on Feb. 20.

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  10. Pennsylvania
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    Pennsylvania

    Royce Prichett, right, and his son, Nick, look at the East Market Street sinkhole in Bethlehem, Pa., on Dec. 30.

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  11. New York
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    New York

    Work crews repair potholes on Columbus Avenue in New York City on Feb. 20.

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  12. Washington, D.C.
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    Washington, D.C.

    Potholes in Washington on Feb. 20.

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  13. Canada
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    Canada

    Toronto city workers walk by a huge hole in the road due to a water main break under the southbound lanes of Bayview Avenue just south of Finch Avenue on Feb. 9.

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  14. Canada
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    Canada

    A pothole in Toronto on Jan. 14.

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  15. Michigan
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    Michigan

    Cars slow down to approach a string of potholes in Flint, Mich., on Feb. 20.

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