• Potholes on Mt. Washington road damaging cars, frustrating residents

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    The city has a record of about 230 requests for repairs to roads like one spot in Mount Washington dubbed the mother of all potholes on social media. 

    Officials say they're working to fix the problems because they expect more issues through the winter months.

    Drivers are taking extra care on Boggs Avenue in Mount Washington, trying to avoid three hard to miss back-to-back sunken-in portions of the road.

    The large holes are wreaking havoc. 
    "You can see there's like debris and stuff. People have busted their tail lights out,” said Mount Washington resident Tyler Westminser.


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    The holes appeared earlier in the week after the Pennsylvania Water and Sewer Authority repaired a water main break and fixed the road, but neighbors said every time they patch it, it seems to fall in. 

    The agency told Channel 11 workers returned to the site this afternoon to patch it up again, but with the winter thaw and freeze cycle, the temporary patch takes a couple of months to settle as the ground expands and contracts.

    It's a common problem in the winter months when plants that make permanent asphalt are closed.

    That's little comfort for Westminster who worries every time he hears the loud thump of another car hitting the ground outside his front door.

    "This street is kind of already notorious for having side swiped cars on it so being that there's a giant hole it kind of makes you worry,” he said. 

    Pittsburgh's Department of Public Work’s director told us his agency will monitor the situation and if PWSA doesn't do the job quickly, DPW will step in.

    He also urges residents to call 311 with complaints.


     

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