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Louisville Mayor announces new way to report potholes via Twitter

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville residents can now directly notify the city about potholes.

Mayor Greg Fischer introduced the new social media campaign, #502pothole, Wednesday.

Residents can head to Twitter and tweet the hashtag when they see potholes. The city says residents can also report road issues on its website.

The new tools are being added to the 2016 Pothole Blitz. The plan aims to rid the city's streets of the many potholes left by winter weather.

Fischer says 172,000 potholes were filled in 2015. That's three times more than the amount that was repaired in 2014.

"The good news about this year's weather is that we had less extensive snow events which required less plowing which required less wear and tear," Fischer said.

Public Works crews will go through the city's streets patching potholes until all roads are covered.

That process is expected to continue into late April.

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