Rain is usually welcomed with open arms, but there is one thing that keeps getting worse the more rain we get.  That thing is the potholes!  After months of residents complaining, the City of Amarillo is finally speaking out about it.

I don't know how many times I have been driving down the road and seen potholes that are bigger than my car.  It is awful.  You are more like a defensive driver than commuter, lol.  I've even heard a few people say that the potholes have caused blowouts in their tires or other damage to their car.

After many complaints, the City of Amarillo finally speaks out.  Street supervisor, Chris Mitchell said that they are working overtime to get the problem fixed.  He then said, “We prioritize our potholes and do the arterial streets first because you have the higher volume of traffic going at a higher rate of speed. Then we'll work on residential streets and alleyways."

The budget for street repairs is $9 million for 2014-2015.  According to  Mitchell, it costs $4.15 a square foot to patch these potholes.  While they work hard to make repairs, the Amarillo streets department urges you to call 806-378-6815 if you see a bad pothole.

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