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Buffalo Department of Public Works looks to put the "blitz" on pothole season

Posted at 2:03 PM, Feb 16, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Department of Public Works (DPW) held its first pothole repair blitz of 2019 Saturday.

DPW says with the freeze-thaw cycle upon us, crews will be out filling potholes to maintain the safety of city streets.

The blitzes will take place on the weekends when crews can take advantage of lower traffic volumes.

The blitz on Saturday consisted of nine crews working throughout the city which included, Main Street between Humboldt and Hertel, South Park Avenue between Bailey and Dorrance, the Hamlin Park neighborhood and the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood.

City officials would like to remind residents if they see a pothole they would like to report they can call 311 within the city, 851-4890 outside of the city, or visit the 311 page on the city website.

Last February 311 received over 1,100 pothole calls, halfway though February of 2019 there has been about 400 calls.