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Weather delays paving, pothole patching for some counties

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – Some Indiana counties say their road crews are behind in paving streets and filling potholes because of heavy rains this summer.

Blackford County Highway Superintendent Ken Penrod tells The Star Press his county faced delays in paving work because of the weather.

In Delaware County, city and county officials just recently released their paving plans for 2015. Other counties say they are facing similar problems because crews haven’t been able do paving work.

Delaware County Council member Mike Jones recently urged that millions of dollars be applied toward road paving, saying county roads are “deplorable.”

Some residents frustrated with the condition of roads say the city or county should take money from other pools of funding to pay for paving. But officials say federal laws don’t allow that.