Crews working to fill pothole in DeKalb County

Photo: WSB-TV
Photo: WSB-TV

DeKalb County is rolling out the pothole patrol this weekend

With the sun scheduled to make a rare appearance this weekend, DeKalb County is deploying the pothole patrol.

County officials said crews will be rolling out Saturday to repair the plentiful potholes created or worsened by the near-record rainfalls that have plagued all of metro Atlanta this year.

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Non-emergency construction crews will be put on pothole duty and three contractors “have been assigned to repair some of the worst pothole corridors in the county and instructed to fill each hole they encounter along the road,” a news release said.

“Rain turns small potholes into large ones when water intrudes into the road’s sub-base,” public works director Rick Lemke said. “In addition to a proliferation of potholes, cold and wet conditions prevent proper repair since repair material can’t bond properly to wet pavement.”

Residents can report potholes by calling 404-297-3813.

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