MELTING ICE REVEALS POTHOLES: Street crews receive little break in weekend work

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Street Department has been working nearly non-stop since the beginning of the year clearing snow and ice from roadways. Recently, officials discussed concerns with overtime expenses, as crews have had to balance creating safer roadways within the city’s budget.There was a small light at the end of winter’s tunnel last week, with temperatures warming to above freezing for the first time in 2014, and snow and ice finally melting from streets.What was left behind was almost as dangerous as the snow and ice themselves.Potholes — parking lots, highways, streets and alleys are speckled with craters, some larger than others.To read the rest of this story, see the Feb. 24 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.