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Minneapolis seeks help in finding big potholes

Minneapolis city workers are on the lookout for giant potholes and would appreciate help in finding the worst of them so they can prioritize their repair plans.
City workers examine the severity and the location of a pothole when deciding which one

Minneapolis city workers are on the lookout for giant potholes and would appreciate help in finding the worst of them so they can prioritize their repair plans.

City workers examine the severity and the location of a pothole when deciding which ones to tackle first, said Mayor R.T. Rybak in a message to residents. The most serious ones on the busiest streets get patched the fastest, he said.

“Unfortunately, however, potholes pop up without notice, especially at this time of year — which is where you come in. If you see a pothole that you want the City to know about, call 311 or go online to the 311 page of the City’s Web site. When you do this, it helps our Public Works Department get the full picture of the need and prioritize repairs, even if other potholes have to take priority over the one that you reported.”