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City workers scrambling to keep ahead of potholes

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 18:33:02-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Keeping potholes filled in Corpus Christi is like playing a nonstop game of Wack-a-Mole - but it's a very expensive game to play.

In the last few weeks, Corpus Christi taxpayers have paid $170,000 to fill 14,000 potholes all over the city.

As you probably know, potholes are a real problem right now. And city officials say it's all hand on deck to fill the holes which pop up every time it rains.

How bad is it?

Normally, street operations average 20 calls a day about potholes. But right now, they're getting 70 to 100 calls every day.

“We're also looking for the potholes” said Charlie Cardenas, deputy director of street operations for the City of Corpus Christi. “We’re not waiting for people to call us in. We take a proactive approach. We've divided the streets into zones and we're going around the zones looking for the potholes.”

Rain is expected this weekend which could mean even more potholes on our streets. Cardenas says his crews will be ready.

Filling the potholes as fast as possible - while looking for even more.