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16,000 Potholes Filled During Intensive Weekend 'Operation'

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It took 50 crews two days to respond to thousands of phone calls from concerned citizens to tackle more than 16,000 repairs to our streets as part of the city-wide "Operation Pothole," this past weekend. The endeavor was championed by Council president Eric Garcetti, who urged people to call 3-1-1 to log in reports of locations of specific potholes that could potentially cause thousands of dollars in damage to property, including vehicles forced to pass over their troubling gaps daily.

Expecting to get 10,000 to 15,000 potholes filled over the weekend, Garcetti's office reported today that they exceeded their expectations, and that crews are still being sent out daily to fix more potholes. Garcetti says to keep calling 3-1-1 and providing location information about remaining potholes. Remember, the City can't magically appear and fix the potholes on your route if you don't tell them where they are! Of course, there are some people who manage to make good use of potholes...