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City officials say more potholes this year than years past

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If it seems more potholes are popping out around where you live, you're not alone.  Now is the time when street maintenance workers start their routine pothole patrols.  Pittsburg officials say this year is different from the rest.

Tonia King has a hole in her complaint.  Actually, a few holes.

"See a bunch of roads that have potholes, and they need to do something about it.  That's just my opinion," says King.

Spring is the time when things grow, and potholes show.

"Yeah, we're seeing a lot more up here," says Pittsburg Public Works Superintendent Bill Beezley.  "I think the last couple of winters have been fierce on roads in the area."

Beezley says repairing potholes is relatively cheap for the city, and the repair itself is quality.

But mother nature can be so degrading.

"The streets that probably have the worst potholes are ones that have drainage issues, or have drains along or beside it.  That's normally where they develop, where you have water sources," says Beezley.

So no matter where you live, let the proper officials know about these potholes.

"We are on the roads quite a bit.  But we don't always see or travel every road," says Beezley.

And if you're anything like Tonia King...

"Drive over them, and maybe cause damage to the tires and their cars.  It gets expensive to fix a car," says King.

...Try to have some patience.

Pittsburg residents can either call city hall or visit the city's website to fill out a complaint form, giving city workers the locations of potholes.

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