'Pothole Patrol' hits Chicago streets

January 9, 2008 6:51:49 PM PST
City crews are out trying to fill hundreds of reported potholes. Officials track reports of potholes at the command center and then send crews to fill them.

On Wednesday, 18 crews were out filling in the holes. Last week, 758 potholes had been reported. As of Wednesday, more than 1,400 reports of potholes were called in.

Potholes are caused by the freezing and thawing weather. Drivers who spot the potholes are asked to call 311.