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Repair Crews Working Non-Stop, Filling 300 To 500 Potholes A Day

By Mike DeNardo

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) --- Pothole patrols are working non-stop these days, as the melting snow gives way to gaping craters in the roads. KYW's Mike DeNardo tagged along with one crew in Camden County.

Potholes are the bane of drivers everywhere. "I hit 'em and everything just goes all over the place," said one driver, definitely fed up with the holes in the road. "My car is a wreck."

That's why Jimmy Johnson's team is so busy. His Camden County crews were plowing snow last week, and now they're shoveling hot asphalt into potholes on those same roads.

"This is actually my snow route, so I do know where a lot of them are," Johnson says. "And my boss told me this morning, 'Hit it.' And I said, 'We'll be getting more.' Because I knew they were out here."

He expects to fill hundreds of potholes a day: "300 to 500 is a good guess, I guess. Some are big, about three feet. And some are little ones that are just damaging cars. So we've got to get them done either way."

Johnson says he gets plenty of thumbs-up from thankful dirvers.

To report a pothole in Camden County, call the public works department at 856-566-2980. In Pennsylvania, you can report a pothole to PennDOT at 1-800-FIX-ROAD.

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