The warm weather is just one of 45 freeze-thaw cycles that have occurred in Ottawa this season. The average number of cycles for this time of year is only 35.
CBC reported this week that Ottawa’s potholes are particularly out of control this year.
City crews have been hard at work since the new year, filling 20,000 potholes since Jan. 1, a whopping 25% increase from last year.
More snow is on the horizon, though, so even though it’s been above zero for the past few weeks there may be more freeze-thaw cycles in the future.