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LA to expand Operation Pothole to fix streets

December 28, 2010 12:08:18 AM PST
Los Angeles has the largest and the most congested street system in the country. At Alvarado Street and Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park, one of the biggest problems is apparent: potholes."It's just frustrating because you got to swerve around it, and I don't think we should have to," said Jackie Pasilong of Echo Park.

Potholes can damage a vehicle's tires, rims and even the suspension. They're often created by cracks in the road that expand with the addition of rain.

Councilman Eric Garcetti held a news conference Tuesday to announce the expansion of Operation Pothole.

On Jan. 8 and 9, the city will bring out extra trucks to try to fill the potholes. Officials say if you have potholes in your neighborhood, call 311.

"Please don't assume that the city will magically know where they all are," Garcetti said. "These men and women, when they're driving around, not only take the calls, they look on the streets and repair as many as they can. But we can't be everywhere at all times. That's where the public comes in. So pick up your phone and let us know where it is."

City News Service contributed to this report.


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