Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm told Evanston aldermen Monday night that crews have been busy patching potholes over the past few days.

Maiworm says most potholes on major streets have now been filled and crews are working to move on to side streets over the next few days — before the next snow is expected to arrive on Saturday.

Crews are using a cold-patch material, which Maiworm concedes is just a temporary fix. Hot patch asphalt, which is more durable, isn’t available until the weather warms up.

And that’s not happening anytime soon — with the National Weather Service issuing a wind chill advisory effective from midnight tonight until noon Wednesday for wind-chill values expected to reach 20 to 30 degrees below zero.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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