PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — They’re big, deep and nasty — and they’re all over the place.
The pothole season has hit early and hard in Pittsburgh and throughout the region — city and county public works are responding to double the number of complaints — as wet weather and radical swings in temperatures have given us a bumper crop of craters.READ MORE: Multiple Firearms Found Among Passengers' Bags In Separate Incidents This Weekend At Pittsburgh International Airport
KDKA’s Heather Abraham Reports:
“This type we have in this region — the freeze/thaw — any time you have freeze/thaw you’re going to have potholes,” Pittsburgh Public Works Director Rob Kaczorowski said.
A drive around the city’s East End illustrates the dangers to your car and safety, as well as just how bad the problem has become — the streets have taken on a lunar quality. The situation is so severe, Mayor Bill Peduto has ordered a 72-hour pothole blitz.
“He’s ordered the blitz,” Kaczorowski said. “He wants all hands on deck. He wants everybody we can to put on it and we’re going to get out there and patch potholes.”
Kaczorowski also joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway for a detailed conversation on the “pothole blitz”.