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Mayor launches 2-month pothole blitz

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Along with melting snow and warmer temperatures come potholes -- and Louisville has a lot of them.

The city of Louisville plans to fix that with a 2-month Pothole Blitz. On Wednesday Mayor Greg Fischer launched this year's Pothole Blitz by filling one on 9th Street. Public works crews are checking the city's streets and patching potholes until all roads have been repaired.

Potholes are caused when water seeps through cracks in the asphalt, then freezes and thaws during the winter, weakening the pavement. The weight of traffic on the weakened pavement then breaks the asphalt, eventually leaving a hole that grows as more traffic goes over it.

The pothole blitz will continue through April.

You can report potholes by calling MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000. Reports may also be made through an online service request at www.louisvilleky.gov/government/metrocall-311. Potholes on interstate highways should be reported to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at 1-877-For-KYTC (367-5982).

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