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City crews spring into 3rd pothole blitz of the year

Last Updated Mar 23, 2019 at 9:53 am EDT

Road crews repairing a pothole in Toronto on Feb. 23, 2019. TWITTER/@CityofToronto

Another pothole blitz has kicked off this weekend in Toronto, the third by city crews in 2019.

Work crews began on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway on Friday night, taking advantage of the lower traffic volumes.

Potholes on other roads will be repaired during the day. Several more weekend repair blitz are expected through April.

Normally, the city has 25 crews regularly filling potholes and during a weekend blitz, that number usually doubles. This weekend, there will be 90 crews filling holes across the city.

During the first two pothole blitzes on Feb. 23 and March 16, crews repaired 18,738 potholes. More than 47,000 have been filled by city workers during 2019.

Anyone can report potholes online or by calling 311, emailing 311@toronto.ca, or by using the 311 app.

The city says once they are made aware of a pothole, it usually takes about four days before it is filled with priority going to major roads.