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City of Corpus Christi declares a pothole "semi-emergency"

City of Corpus Christi declares a pothole "semi-emergency"
Posted at 3:09 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 18:25:59-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — City crews are out on the streets again, repairing potholes.

Last week's rain led to potholes that were uncovered across the city. So, Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni ordered street crews to start repairing them over the weekend.

On Sunday, four crews were out repairing potholes from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Today, 12 crews were out in various parts of the city, including Leopard Street near North Padre Island Drive, Yorktown Boulevard, Ocean Drive and Don Patricio Road in Flour Bluff. Those crews will work on pothole repairs through Friday.

City of Corpus Christi Director of Street Operations Albert Quintanilla said several citizens and fellow city employees began reporting the potholes a few days ago.

"We declared a semi-emergency to start addressing potholes," Quintanilla said. "We're focusing, this week, only on potholes."

Quintanilla said potholes have emerged all across town.

"They're all over the city," Quintanilla added. "They're everywhere. It's not isolated in one certain area or anything else. It's where the roads have very heavy cracking. We're seeing a lot of potholes in those areas."

He said crews are taking care of them as soon as possible.

If you'd like to report a pothole, call 361-826-CITY (2489).