#Asked: Why are these roadways always wet?

Even if it isn’t raining, these roadways continue to spray water onto frustrated motorists.

A view from I-880 northbound, with a wet roadway + potholes which cars are swerving to avoid.

One of SJ’s most well-known watering holes.

Photo courtesy Google Maps

The recent round of rain has come + gone, and sunny skies persist… and, inexplicably, so do puddles on certain San Jose roadways. We’re talking the southbound I-101 before I-880, and northbound I-880 between North Bascom + the Alameda.

Even without rain, these spots continue to retain water, but why? Here’s what we know.

We’ll update the story as soon as we know more, but let us know if you’ve got any leads.