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Metro prepares for pothole blitz

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The Metro is preparing for an all-out pothole blitz to fix the wear and tear that winter left in its wake. The Metro is preparing for an all-out pothole blitz to fix the wear and tear that winter left in its wake.
Lindsay English Lindsay English
Crews on standby overnights for snow removal spend their spare time fixing the roads. Crews on standby overnights for snow removal spend their spare time fixing the roads.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The roller coaster weather -- freezing and then warm -- is having an effect on more than just personal cases of spring fever. It's making the ride to work and school bumpier. So get ready to make way for pothole repair.

"Instead of waiting for them to come in and be reported, we go out and attack the potholes," said Metro Public Works Spokesperson Lindsay English.

The Metro is preparing for an all-out pothole blitz to fix the wear and tear that winter left in its wake.

If you have one that needs to be fixed in your neighborhood, English says you need to report it.

"If your car smacks into a pothole and blows out a tire, we may not have known that that pothole was even on the road, and we won't be responsible because we can't know where all those potholes are throughout the city," English said.

Crews on standby overnights for snow removal spend their spare time fixing the roads. English said pothole repairs generally happen within two business days of a reported problem.

As the weather warms up, those crews move back to the day shift, creating time for the proactive pothole blitz, working on a grid of the city.

In Louisville, the easiest way to report potholes is by calling metro call 311 or clicking here.

Complaints about an interstate or an interstate ramp pothole, contact the Kentucky Department of Transportation at 1-800-PATCH-IT (1-800-728-2448).

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