Philadelphia still coping with winter’s crop of potholes

    The snow has undermined the asphalt on many city streets creating crater-sized potholes.

    The city of Philadelphia is still recovering from this winter’s snows and resulting potholes.

    The snow has undermined the asphalt on many city streets creating the crater-sized potholes. According to the city’s Streets Department, crews are hard at work fixing winter’s damage.

    “We have work going on in every section of the city from the Northeast to South Philadelphia, West Philadelphia and Northwest,” says Clarena Tolson, the Streets Commissioner. “[Crews are] trying to tackle some of the very necessary paving and requirements around our city.”

    Tolson says city crews have filled more potholes in four months than they did in all of 2009. She says the goal is to fix holes within three days of when they are reported.

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