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Pothole season keeps crews busy

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

With the freeze-thaw cycle weather this time of year, the City of Toledo is doing its best to keep up with potholes, which seem to show up everywhere. They are also doing a lot to try to prevent them.

The city has stepped up its crews doing crack sealing to help stop potholes before they happen.

"We've been doing some what we call ‘pothole prevention,' and being aggressive and doing the crack sealing out there on the roads," said David Pratt, streets, bridges and harbor commissioner. "That's actually helped, I think, keep pothole numbers down, so when you see those black squiggly lines out there, that's actually pothole prevention material."

Since January 1, the city has filled 12,000 potholes.

"Last year, we filled over 50,000 potholes, but the year before, we filled over 60,000," Pratt said. "That tells me that the crack sealing is working, we are reducing the number of potholes. Different divisions are working together so that we can try to keep reducing that number."

But while the city is doing its best to keep up, an east Toledo company says they're seeing more customers come in because of potholes.

"It's not just tire repair," explained Fadi Ramaden, service man at Accutech Automotive. "It's suspension problems I've seen, too…this year more than last year, actually, that customers complain about."

The city wants drivers to report any potholes they see. Call 419-936-BUMP to report it to crews.

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