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Pothole season in Boston

February 9, 1970:  This woman should have worn hiking boots to climb her way out of the pothole she landed in on Tremont street in Boston.

Jack Sheahan/Globe Staff

February 9, 1970: This woman should have worn hiking boots to climb her way out of the pothole she landed in on Tremont street in Boston.

Potholes are potholes, whether it’s 1968 or 1998. But this year, the extreme weather has made for the perfect pothole storm. Lots of snow, extremely low temperatures alternating with fairly high temperatures are ripe ingredients for a pothole. — Thea Breite and Lisa Tuite

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