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Milder Temperatures Have Road Crews Out Filling Potholes

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — From the South Side to Shaler to Shippingport to Somerset, pothole anguish is universal.

“We are seeing more potholes this year than we have seen in many, many years,” PennDOT’s Allegheny County Manager Angelo Pampena said.

That is why the City of Pittsburgh launched Pothole Blitz 2 Tuesday night.

Public works departments all over the region were taking advantage of the sunshine Wednesday to make a dent in the divots that pock our streets.

In the City of Pittsburgh, that means all hands on deck.

“We’ll be continuing that basically all the way through until the weather breaks to snow again,” said Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

All the way through the weekend if necessary; and city officials say they need to know where your problem spot is, so call the city’s 311 hotline, but be patient

“Well, it’s just starting now, so we will get to as many as we can before the weather closes in,” said Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross.

PennDOT is also out hitting the state roads and there are some real teeth jarring holes out there. But they say don’t expect these repairs to last.

“Right now, it’s cold patch,” said Pampena. “We can put that in, but it will pop back out, so we may be out there the next day or a few days later trying to fill the same pothole in. It’s too cold and too wet for the material to stay in the hole.”

Report a pothole:
PennDOT: 1-800-FIX-POTHOLE
City of Pittsburgh: 311 Hotline

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