LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – One of the worst winters in 20 years has also revealed some of the biggest and baddest potholes we’ve seen in years.
Mayor Greg Fischer launched this year’s pothole blitz which is an annual event aimed at getting the city streets patched up and free of potholes left by the repeated freeze and thawing of winter.
Since this winter has been cold and snowier than normal, the number of potholes has increased.
Metro Public Works patched more than 8700 potholes from the start of the winter season on November 1 through the end of February.
Mayor Fischer got his hands dirty during the event, grabbing safety gear and shoveling asphalt into a pothole at the intersection of 35th and Broadway.
“Now in this blitz that starts today, we have launched a offensive and system to go through and patch every pothole that they can find,” he said.
Potholes can be reported to MetroCall by calling 311 for those on city streets or the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at 1- 877-367-5982 for highways.