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'Pothole Killer' takes aim at weather-worn Cleveland streets

Lorain and Clark, Cleveland Lorain and Clark, Cleveland
Lorain and Clark, Cleveland Lorain and Clark, Cleveland
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W. 85 and Clark, Cleveland W. 85 and Clark, Cleveland
W. 85 and Clark, Cleveland W. 85 and Clark, Cleveland

The 'Pothole Killer' arrived in Cleveland early Tuesday morning and wasted no time getting straight to work. 

19 Action News was on scene with the truck on Lorain and Clark shortly after 7 a.m.

The 'Pothole Killer' is a massive truck, and attached to the front of the truck is an arm with a nozzle that shoots out everything needed to patch the potholes. First, the nozzle blows out high pressured air that cleans the hole, then it shoots out liquid asphalt followed by the aggregate to fill the hole. It's then topped off with a layer of recycled tires that adheres and acts as a barrier patch.

19 Action News first reported about the pothole killer over a year ago, there was resistance on Cleveland City Council to buying the machines. So now, they've rented them for a test project.

100 hours of 'Pothole Killer' time has been rented at a cost of $225 an hour. Renting the machine is a more cost effective way of getting the work done. To buy it would be about $350,000.

Brunswick has also enlisted the help of the 'Pothole Killer' to repair city streets for the last two years. 

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