Seattle kicks off campaign to fix potholes

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SEATTLE - Today Seattle kicks off its “Pothole Palooza” campaign to aggressively repair crumbling streets across the city.

They want people to look out for potholes and report them to the city as soon as possible.

For the next few weeks, SDOT crews will then sent out extra workers to target the worst problem spots.

There are three ways to report potholes:

KIRO 7 talked to a Ballard resident who said he’s seen this problem got worse over the years.

“Walking up and down the streets every day, Market Street is pretty bad,” said Blake Leach.

He recently took a photo of a big pothole near his house, one that caused damage to his neighbor’s car.

“She lost a hubcap and a got a dent in her wheel, a bad one,” says Leach. “So I took a picture so she can send it to the city”.

We talked to one driver who says SDOT should consider a longer term fix.

“Pothole Rangers are going around doing the best they can but that’s just a temporary fix really,” said Tom Johnson. “If they want good streets, they have to pave it over with concrete”.

The “Pothole Palooza” campaign is set to last until the end of April. SDOT tells KIRO 7 they hope to get as many potholes fixed during this time, but can’t give an exact number.

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