Updated: Friday, 26 Feb 2010, 9:01 AM EST
Published : Friday, 26 Feb 2010, 6:23 AM EST
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Drivers and cash-strapped road departments across West Virginia and Virginia are facing a new challenge: an obstacle course potholes.
Melting snow and ice from a series of winter storms that buried parts of both states are revealing thousands of potholes.
And the repair costs couldn't come at a worse time.
West Virginia has already spent nearly $3 million more than the $54 million it budgeted this year for snow clearing. Virginia, meanwhile, dipped into reserves after exhausting its $79 million budget, but still has about $28 million for asphalt and concrete patching.
Both states plan aggressive pothole repairs once the weather cooperates.
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