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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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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Pavement Vortex: A Tough Winter Takes It Out on Roads

Illinois
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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Michigan
Michigan

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

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Pennsylvania
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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Michigan
Michigan

A sinkhole in downtown Detroit on Jan. 18.

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New Jersey
New Jersey

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

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Michigan
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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New York
New York

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

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Pennsylvania
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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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

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

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Pennsylvania
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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New York
New York

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

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

Potholes in Washington on Feb. 20.

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Canada
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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Canada
Canada

A pothole in Toronto on Jan. 14.

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Michigan
Michigan

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

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