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Roads Being Fixed After Rainy Weather

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(4/14/2006)

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There have been many weeks of rainy weather in one area of California. The rain has a tendency to seep into the cracks of the road. When cars and trucks drive on these wet roads it breaks down the base. This causes potholes to develop.

Potholes can cause a lot of damage to cars. Auto repair experts said the holes in the roads have been causing more damage than usual to cars. They said that they have already seen many bent and cracked wheels.

The rain has caused over $70 million in damage to roads in California in just one month. When the rain finally stopped for a bit, many workers began trying to patch the holes in the roads.

One area actually lost a 40-foot section of road. The heavy rains washed it away. Crews have been working hard to try to fix it.

A new lane is being built around the damaged area. People will have to use this for a little while. Permanent repairs will begin later in the year.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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