Keeping a community up and running in spite of ice and and snow is never an easy task for public works professionals. But this year's record cold and snow has some agencies facing particularly tough issues.

Pothole problems are nothing new this time of year, but recently more than 2,500 were identified on roadways around Indianapolis. That's after crews spent three days filling 1,341, according to this CBS News report.

How much have you spent on snow and ice removal? So far the state of Massachusetts has spent more than $100 Million.

An investigation by WTAE-TV Pittsburgh revealed that about one quarter of the city's fleet of snow removal vehicles was out of service. That's something that the new public works director is addressing.