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Pothole blitz launched by City of Montreal

01/09/2014 01:14 EST | Updated 03/11/2014 05:59 EDT
City crews are taking advantage of the warmer weather and clear conditions to patch up Montreal's roads.

The City of Montreal announced a 10-day pothole blitz today after several weeks of extreme temperature fluctuations that wreaked havoc on city streets. 

This will be the the second pothole operation of the season. In a blitz last month, crews were able to repair about 5,000 potholes.

Vice-president of the city's executive committee Anie Samson said a good part of the work will take place during the night, in order to reduce conflicts with downtown traffic. 

Overall, the city has spent an average $125 million a year on road repairs. Last year, the city spent $2.5 million on repairing potholes.

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