Crews gearing up for pothole season

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Crews gearing up for pothole season

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — They are a sure sign of spring in southern New England — potholes.  

“This is pothole season because you’ve got the constant freezing and thawing during the winter, this is about the time you are going to see fissures in the roads opening up, that is when you will see potholes taking hold,” said Antonio Morabito, Acting DPW Director.

Eyewitness News caught up with one of Providence DPW’s three asphalt crews patching a hole near Merino Street and Eastwood Avenue.

While Acting DPW Director Antonio Morabito says they’ve seen a slight decrease in potholes this year, there’s still enough to keep the department’s asphalt crews busy.

“Our crews are constantly out prowling the streets looking for potholes. in fact in the last three and a half months we filled over 4,000 potholes, we’ve responded to over 688 PVD 3-1-1 calls and we’ve responded normally within one or two days,” said Morabito.

You can report potholes by calling 3-1-1, online or by using the PVD311 app on your phone. The app has an option so you can send the exact location of the pothole. 

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