Warmer-than-normal temps could cause problems this Spring

CREATED Jan. 29, 2013

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  • Construction continues Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the corner of South 27th Street and Ryan Road on the Oak Creek and Franklin borders. Image by Katie Derksen

MILWAUKEE - The balmy temperatures Tuesday could pose problems for the roads this spring, according to a paving professional.

"The rain causes a lot of problems future problems," said Greg Kastenholz of Poblocki Paving. "There's going to be more potholes this spring than ever before."

Lawns across southeast Wisconsin could also be impacted.

"If there is standing water on the grass, it is not going to soak in," said Bret Achtenhagen of Seasonal Services in Mukwonago. "The water could kill the grass when it freezes."

But Achenhagen said don't let it keep you up at night.

"Mother Nature, as much as we try, is really hard to manipulate," he said. "Ride it out and enjoy it."