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City of Joplin making it easier for residents to report potholes

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The City of Joplin is asking residents to be a part of its "pothole patrol".

With the recent weather changes, increasing heavy traffic, and large construction trucks going through town city officials say they recognize the potential for a lot more potholes developing.

To tackle the problem, officials are turning to the web and asking residents for their help.

With more than 400 miles of streets in Joplin it's easy for things like potholes get overlooked.

That's why the City of Joplin is asking residents to report potholes in their area by using the city's website:  http://www.joplinmo.org/requesttracker.aspx  You must register for an account, but the account is free.

Officials say with residents help the pothole problem can be a "quick fix".

"We have a patching crew that is responsible for working on the potholes when they get reported but with that many lane miles and few staff on hand we just need help from residents to help identify the location of potholes so we can get out there and get them fixed," says Sam Anselm, Assistant Joplin City Manager.

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