'Pothole blitz' coming to a road near you

    Pothole. (WPDE file)

    The South Carolina Dept. of Transportation will be out in force over the next few weeks filling up those pesky potholes.

    The DOT has kicked off what they're calling a pothole blitz.

    The effort means crews will be working extended hours and on Saturdays to tackle the project.

    "[We're] trying to attack everything we've heard of and all that we can," said Andy Leaphart with the SCDOT.

    DOT crews will be in District 5, the Grand Strand/Pee Dee district, Saturday.

    Leaphart says in the fourth quarter of 2017, crews patched 62,000 potholes. Compare that to last year's fourth quarter, which saw 120,000 potholes refilled. Rain is the main factor in the deterioration of the road.

    He added that there has been a 300 percent increase in the number of potholes from October to December compared to the same time frame in 2017.

    The funds are there, and the SCDOT is doing all they can to fix up the roads.

    If you want to report a pothole in need of repair, click here. Since Thursday, when the SCDOT announced the pothole blitz initiative, they've received more than 100 requests.

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