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City crews respond as more potholes pop up

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 18:02:12-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The snow and freezing temperatures are taking a toll on city streets.

Twelve crews from the Department of Public Works were out on Friday filling potholes.

As of Friday afternoon, they had 250 requests to fill potholes with about a three-day turnaround time.

RELATED | Only five percent of Indianapolis pothole claims approved since 2014

They're using a cold asphalt patch which is a temporary fix designed to repair potholes until warm weather returns and asphalt plants reopen.

In the spring and summer, potholes can be filled with more permanent hot asphalt patch, or the DPW may just decide to resurface certain stretches of road that are pothole-covered.

To report a pothole in the City of Indianapolis, click here, or you can use the free RequestIndy smartphone app.

You can also call the Mayor's Action Center at (317) 327-4622.

To report a pothole on a state road, click here.

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