street repairs http://kplu.org en Seattle drivers face more potholes http://kplu.org/post/seattle-drivers-face-more-potholes <p>Drivers in Seattle may have noticed they’re hitting more potholes this year than usual. City officials say they’re aware of 1,800 holes in the road this winter compared to 570 last winter. Mayor Mike McGinn says Mother Nature has made it tough to fix them:</p><blockquote><p>“The rain, snow, freezing weather has led us to have a dramatically larger number of potholes and an aging infrastructure, frankly, this winter season than in prior years.&nbsp; We are not currently meeting the 72-hour standard we’ve set for ourselves because of the number of pothole requests.”</p> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 22:54:02 +0000 Charla Bear 687 at http://kplu.org Seattle drivers face more potholes