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Daily Talker: Is Enough Being Done To Fill Potholes?

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They’re nearly impossible to avoid. Potholes seem to be popping up everywhere on Massachusetts roads, thanks to our extreme weather this winter.

The state has a new way to report potholes on state-owned roads, by calling 1-857-DOT-INFO. Since the hotline started in January, MassDOT says it has spent a half million dollars filling in more than 800 potholes.

“Now as we are using the public as our field inspectors, so we are getting real-time information where the potholes are,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola.

In Newton, residents can call 311. Many other towns have similar hotlines, or ways to report them online.

With so many potholes right now, do you think towns, cities and the state are doing a good enough job fixing potholes? Have you ever reported a pothole, and was it fixed quickly? And where are the worst potholes in your area? Share your comments below, and watch for them on WBZ News in the Morning between 4:30 and 7:00 am.

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