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‘Operation Pothole’ To Patch Up Cratered LA Streets

Crews to fill thousands this weekend
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — If your commute to work was bumpy enough to loosen your fillings — and your suspension — you can likely blame the city’s growing pothole problem.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports on a major fill-in effort planned for this weekend in the wake of a series of storms that have pounded roads around the Southland.

Up to fifty street services crews will work throughout the weekend long to tackle approximately 10,000 of the worst road ruts, hoping to reduce the growing backlog complaints in the process.

City Council president Eric Garcetti has been fighting the pothole battle for some time, and says the effort is long overdue.

Click here for more info on how to report a pothole.

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