City begins to repair potholes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Arctic cold notwithstanding, the city of Providence says its maintenance crews will begin repairing potholes today.

Mayoral spokeswoman Melissa Withers says the city has received 25 to 30 reports of potholes but there are surely hundreds more.

They're caused, she says, by a freeze-thaw pattern and by snow storms.

"Plowing is tough on the streets," she says. "If there's any surface irregularity, the plow will catch that and dig in and make a pot hole."

If you know of a pothole that needs repair, the city wants to know about it. The number to call is 421-7768.

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