Los Angeles's Operation Pothole targets 20,000 potholes

Los Angeles street services crew members Joyce Robinson and Ralph Jackson repair a pothole on Reno Street
Los Angeles street services crew members Joyce Robinson and Ralph Jackson repair a pothole on Reno Street Brian Watt/KPCC

Los Angeles street crews have hit the shovels to attack a perpetual problem - potholes.

Operation Pothole was held over the weekend. The Los Angeles Times says 150 workers fanned out across the city to fill about 20,000 holes.

Board of Public Works Commissioner Andrea Alarcon says such operations are usually held at least once a year but this weekend's was the largest to date.

Altogether, about 250,000 potholes are repaired annually.

Residents can call 311 to report street problems.

Information from: Los Angeles Times

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