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Mpls. Road Crews Work Day And Night To Fix Potholes

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By Susie Jones, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the daytime temperatures continue to climb above freezing, city crews are busy patching potholes every day to keep streets in Minneapolis as drivable as possible.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

Crews have been temporarily patching potholes all winter, using 300 tons of temporary winter patching mix.

Starting April 5, workers will begin using a permanent solution to fix the problem.

Mike Kennedy, with the Minneapolis Public Works Department, said the near record snowfall and freezing temperatures have created a significant pothole problem.

He said since potholes are popping up or reappearing on streets all over Minneapolis, it’s not possible to fix them all at once.

Kennedy said they will prioritize which potholes to patch, weighing in such factors as the amount of traffic a street carries, the severity of a particular pothole and whether the street is slated for more repairs sometime during the year.

To report a pothole for repair, you can call 311 or go online at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/311.

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