DC’s Potholepalooza Kicks Off

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WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — The District of Columbia has kicked off its annual “Potholepalooza” campaign to repair roads throughout the city.

During the month-long campaign, the District Department of Transportation will work to repair identified potholes within 48 hours instead of its normal response time of 72 hours.

Residents and commuters can go online, tweet, email or call to report a pothole. The city says that because of this year’s exceptionally cold winter, transportation crews filled more than double the normal number of potholes for January and February last year.

Pothole repairs can be tracked on the DDOT website.

The District of Columbia held its first Potholepalooza campaign in 2009 during which transportation crews filled more than 6,000 potholes.

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