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      Street repair crews work overtime to repair potholes

      <font size="3">Some employees are working ten hour shifts this week to repair roads.</font>

      TOLEDO -- Street repair crews are working overtime to repair the city's potholes in what city leaders are calling it the pothole repair blitz??a weeklong initiative to repair Toledo??s streets.

      Thursday, a street repair crew got to work on 116th street in the Point Place neighborhood. Amy Stacey has lived on 116th street for ten years, and she says the potholes are worse this year than ever before.

      ??Horrible, especially when it rains, you never know where the potholes are," Stacey said. "And you??re afraid of messing your car up.??

      She said she??s happy to see her street get repaired, but she said the pothole repair blitz should last longer.

      ??There??s too many streets in Toledo for just one week??s time,?? Stacey said.

      Toledo street repair workers will continue to patch up potholes throughout the summer. Streets Commissioner Dave Welch said he??s trying to get a leg up on the 1,400 pothole complaints sent to his department.

      ??Now we??re getting into the season where we can do some better repairs,?? Welch said. ??And that??s what we??re doing right now, but citizens just need to be patient.??

      Some employees are working ten hour shifts this week.

      The pothole repair blitz will run through Saturday. The city??s encouraging drivers to report potholes to 419-936-BUMP.