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Crews patch over 86,000 potholes

Crews patch over 86,000 potholes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – 43,063. That’s the tally after a month-long intensified pothole-patching initiative by the City of Columbus.

That comes on top of the 43,733 potholes repaired between Jan. 1 and the start of the intensified effort, according to Service Department spokesman Rick Tilton.

The same workers who clear snow and ice worked seven days a week between March 17 and April 14, repairing chuckholes created by harsh winter conditions, Tilton said.

The total tops the previous high mark for a one-month pothole offensive, the 34,555 holes filled between March 1 and 31, in the wake of the snowiest February in Columbus history, Tilton said.

Tilton says the city will continue to repair potholes year round will spend $33 million to resurface more than 220 streets in 2014. Residents are encouraged to report potholes throughout the year by calling 614-645-3111, or online.

Tilton reminds motorists not to text, email or use their telephones while driving.

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