Prince George's County pothole repairs begin

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (WJLA) - Pothole repairs have begun in Prince George's County.

Twenty crews from Prince Georges County's Department of Public Works and Transportation hit the roadways Thursday to make repairs. With 1800 miles of roads to maintain, the county says it has its work cut out for it..

"Last year was relatively milder. This year we've had a lot more temperatures below freezing," said Carol Terry, Public Information Officer at Department of Environmental Resources of Prince George's County, MD. "We've had the sleet, the snow and all that causes potholes."

During this week's respite from what has been been a brutally cold and snowy winter, crews have begun work to patch, fill and repair potholes. The Maryland State Highway Administration spends roughly $500,000 fixing such road damage, but repair workers from Prince George's County were out doing supplemental repairs Thursday, focusing specifically on county roadways.

Last year the county filled around 10,000 potholes at the end of the winter.

The county wants to hear from motorists about potholes. They are asking people to call their 311 call center to report ones that need to be repaired. The hope is they will be fixed with 72 hours.