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Mayor relaunches pothole reporting program

April 1, 2019

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Residents of a Massachusetts city who report potholes to city officials could find themselves a few dollars richer.

The Eagle Tribune reports that Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini has relaunched a pothole reporting program for the first time in several years.

Anyone who calls 311 to report a pothole to the Highway Department between Monday and Friday is eligible to enter a drawing for $25 gift cards to city businesses.

Fiorentini says the department has received more than 300 pothole repair requests since January, and crews have patched about 250 of the requests.

He says some potholes are actually sinkholes and others indicate underlying problems such as a water main issue.

Fiorentini says the city repairs regular potholes within 24 to 72 hours of notification.

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Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com