Sadness, laughable, disgusted, challenging, aggravating, used to it, had enough. I could go on and on about the way people describe driving around the Sioux Falls obstacle course of potholes.

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For the most part, it's become just another season. Like allergies, Cicadas, spreading pig manure in northwestern Iowa, and March Madness. You know it's coming, but you can't wait for it to end. Or, in this case, a better solution.

Our winter season has been one for the record books. With it, has come more than the usual amount of snow removal and the use of street chemicals applied to city streets. But, once moisture seeps into street joints and cracks then freezes and thaws repeatedly so begins the growing yield of potholes.

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Extreme weather conditions have a stronghold on when street crews can repair problem areas around the city. It doesn't matter what type of mixture is being applied. Unless you have the right conditions and repair the section of the street to a new state, expect to feel the thunk every time you drive your car.

(Used with permission) Bill Baron The Taos News
(Used with permission) Bill Baron The Taos News
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Sioux Falls may be on the upside now that the first day of Spring has arrived. The weather has provided much-needed melting but we still have a ways to go. That being said, here is what you can do if you keep dodging around potholes that are not being repaired.

Click on the City of Sioux Falls website for potholes.

  • Type in the address
  • Pin the location
  • Don't call 911

This is the best course of action. See something, say something. Give our Sioux Falls Street Department some room to maneuver and pave the way for a smoother ride.

The 6 Types of South Dakota Drivers You Deal With Every Winter

Every year it snows in Sioux Falls. We may live in denial during the spring and summer, but it happens.

When the snow falls on the Falls, life in the city does not stop. We all still have to go to work, school, and the liquor store...um I mean go get snacks.

When you tackle the snowy routes around town you tend to run across six types of drivers in the snow.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.