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County road crews hustle to patch storm damage

Sonoma County's disintegrating rural roads, notoriously known for potholes and poor drainage, got a quick patch job before a storm hit Tuesday night.

County road crews hustled to fill potholes and fix road damage that had become much worse following heavy pounding from three back-to-back storms in late November and early December.

Crews on Tuesday improved drainage and slide issues in a few rural areas. On Monday they'd worked on potholes, following a huge concerted pothole effort on Saturday.

Two new automated pothole-filling trucks due by January in Sonoma County can't come soon enough, said county road boss Tom O'Kane.

O'Kane took advantage of last weekend's sunshine and asked for volunteers to work overtime Saturday for a day of pothole filling.

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