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VA Fills 43,000 Potholes In Two Weeks

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Department of Transportation crews have patched, repaired or filled more than 43,000 potholes since March 1, the first day of its pothole blitz.

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday that crews have worked day and night to address the pavement hazards on state-maintained roads.

As this month's wet weather and varying temperatures create more potholes, McDonnell said crews will continue to prioritize repairs based on severity and location.

Melting snow and ice from a barrage of winter storms revealed thousands of potholes across the commonwealth.

The state budgeted $45.8 million for asphalt and concrete patching through June 30.

To report a pothole, call 800-367-7623 (ROAD). TTY users should call 711.

On the Net: www.VirginiaDOT.org
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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