The brutal February weather has resulted in an early pothole season. The Missouri Department of Transportation says crews are focusing on pothole repair through April. MoDOT will have about 300 pothole patching crews statewide working to make roadways safer. In 2020, MoDOT patched approximately 760,000 potholes spending $18 million on pothole patching. Natalie Roark, MoDOT state maintenance director says brutally cold temperatures coupled with ice and snow throughout February have led to a high number of potholes blossoming on Missouri highways already. Motorists are asked to be patient as the repairs are being done.