AP quotes Humphrey in report on mud season

The Associated Press quoted Dana Humphrey, dean of the University of Maine College of Engineering, in an article about this year’s “muddier and bumpier than most” mud season in New England. An especially rainy and snowy winter contributed to more severe potholes, bumps in the road, and melting snow flowing into rivers and creating mud, AP reported. Melting snow often seeps into cracks in roads and refreezes, causing damage. “There’s a higher prevalence of potholes this year. That’s because of these storms that are a combination of rain and snow,” Humphrey said. “I think this is going to probably be a worse-than-average mud season.” U.S. News & World Report, Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, The Times RecordValley News and San Francisco Chronicle carried the AP report.