City of Buffalo DPW patching potholes. (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)

Buffalo begins first "pothole blitz" of winter season

Attacking potholes in major streets in Buffalo

February 16, 2019 - 9:10 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The City of Buffalo Public Works Department kicked off its first "pothole blitz" of 2019.

Nine crews, featuring around 20 total people, are addressing potholes on notable roads in the city, including Main Street, South Park Avenue in South Buffalo, Broadway-Fillmore,  and secondary streets.

"It's also useful for us on the weekends because we can bring additional resources from other city departments like sewer and water, who have resources available," City Engineer Mike Finn said.

Finn said 3-1-1 calls are down this year compared to last. Last February, Buffalo received more than 1,100 calls while the city is now at around 400 calls.

If you're outside the City of Buffalo, you can report potholes at 851-4890 or visit the 3-1-1 page on the City of Buffalo website.

"If you are reporting...give as accurate a description as possible using an address that the pothole is near or an intersection," Finn said. "Use the nearest number on a street light pole. The number is usually pretty close to addresses and our crews use those a lot when they're finding their way around the city."


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