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OKC Street Crews Ask Residents To Report Potholes

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Oklahoma City residents are asked to help street crews out by reporting potholes.

According to officials, potholes are formed when water seeps into cracks in the asphalt then down into the roadbed. The repeated freezing and thawing of water then expands to create larger gaps and cracks in the asphalt.

As traffic drives over the weakened asphalt, the road surface comes apart.

"This season's winter weather has been brutal on city streets," said Streets Supervisor Randy Moulder. "Anytime our salt trucks and snow plows hit the roads, we know the next battle will be potholes – it's the nature of the beast."

If you see potholes in your area, call the City's pothole hotline, (405)-631-1111. Crews will need an accurate address, or closest intersection, to respond efficiently.

Street crews fill thousands of potholes each year, according to officials. It costs the City approximately $15 to patch each pothole.

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