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Feb 14, 2014 6:50 PM by Leah Kraus

Reporting potholes can help prevent costly car repairs

In case you haven't noticed, this is the worst time of year for potholes.

The freeze-thaw weather cycle we are in is ripe for them. When the worst ones hit, it can mean costly repairs for your car.

The city Streets Division tells News 5 that they are trying to be proactive. They say it's not an easy job keeping pace with the problem. They have crews out seven days a week trying to fix them.

"Normally in the mornings I have my dispatchers that are creating lists for potholes before we send crews out," says Jack Ladley, Streets Program Supervisor.
"Throughout the day as these reports come in we're getting those reports out to crews in the field so that they can take care of them."

Norma Engelberg has lived in Colorado Springs for 20 years and wants to see more.

"I'd like them to be a little proactive on it," she says. "Go out and actually look for potholes to fix instead of waiting for someone to complain."

While the city asks for your patience, there are a number of ways you can help. You can pick up a phone and call them at 385-5934 to report it as well as visit their website at springsgov.com.

The city says they do not prioritize potholes unless they are so big they're putting someones life in danger.

 

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