Roads in worst condition in years

This long winter has left Ottawa's roads in what Osgoode ward Councillor Doug Thompson calls the worst condition he's ever seen.

"I'm not sure that I've seen it worse and I think that this winter, it's just been terrible," he told CFRA.

It's not only Osgoode Ward that's feeling the pain.

Gloucester-Southgate Councillor Diane Deans says across the board 2014 has been a bad year for potholes.

"So far this year, in 2014, they've repaired over 56,000, but the request to 3-1-1 for pothole service is way up," said Deans. "So we know there's lots out there."

She said the prolonged cold means crews have been forced to fill potholes with cold patches, which are temporary fixes.

"Part of the problem is the cold patches and holding," she said, adding crews have been called back to fill the same potholes more than once."

Crews will use hot asphalt - a better solution - when the temperature rises.

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