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10,000-15,000 Potholes To Be Filled This Weekend

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And they're off!! WIth a goal of filling and fixing up to 15,000 road hazards this weekend, approximately 50 city road repair crews have been deployed across Los Angeles repairing potholes and pavement deterioration caused by recent, heavy hitting rain.

Reports the Beverly Hills Courier, "'We hope to make between 10,000 to 15,000 small asphalt repairs, including potholes, pop-outs and skin patching,' Bureau of Street Services Director William Robertson said in announcing the first Operation Pothole program of the new year."

Do your part to help "Operation Pothole" by calling the L.A. non-emergency hotline 3-1-1 to report any car mangling buggers you bump over in your travels. 350,000 potholes were mended last year, however the number will be closer to 250,000 in 2011, reports the LA Weekly, attributed to loss of 351 authorized positions due to furloughs and the Early Retirement Incentive Program.