City of Houston says it broke record, filling more than 8,000 potholes last month

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The City of Houston says it broke a record while filling potholes last month.

The city's public works department posted on Twitter that it proactively filled more than 8,700 potholes, adding that "repairing Houston roads is a big job, but we're up for a challenge."



Three years ago, the city took aim at potholes with a dedicated crew.

The city says it has the capability to fill 300 potholes a day, but records obtained by ABC13 back in February showed that averaged around 100 per day.

For May, it averaged to a little more than 280 potholes a day.

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