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Four weeks to fix Cincinnati's potholes
The 2014 Pothole Blitz should smooth out the ride for drivers, and smooth out the problem blamed for flat tires, busted alignments and maybe a few twisted ankles.
Yikes! This pothole opened up on Victory Parkway near Reading Road on Feb. 20. (Photo by Dwayne Slavey, 9 On Your Side)
CINCINNATI -- The City of Cincinnati began four weeks of hard work to repair potholes that winter left behind, despite continued snowfall.
A city project, 2014 Pothole Blitz began Wednesday afternoon in Evanston. It's a concentrated effort to repair potholes after brutal winter weather.
As public services workers make over streets with pothole problems, spokesman Larry Whitaker said they need help from the public to identify the areas where potholes developed during harsh weather.
The city asks that potholes are reported with the City Hall app , available for smartphones, an online submission or through the customer service center .
The app, Whitaker said, uses GPS technology to locate where you're standing, so the exact location of the pothole can be tracked. Then, users can add a description, and simply hit send.
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Even though the four-week pothole attack should show major improvement as spring rolls in, the city said crews will continue road work, if needed. As it stands, crews said the 2014 Pothole Blitz should run through April 9.
WCPO reporter Shannon Kettler was in Evanston for the 2014 Pothole Blitz launch.