City crews are taking advantage of the warmer weather and clear conditions to patch up Montreal's roads.
The City of Montreal announced a 10-day pothole blitz today after several weeks of extreme temperature fluctuations that wreaked havoc on city streets.
- Between 35,000 and 50,000 potholes are filled in Montreal each year.
- More than 4,600 tonnes of asphalt are used to fix them.
- In 2013, the city spent $2.5 million on repairing potholes.
This will be the the second pothole operation of the season. In a blitz last month, crews were able to repair about 5,000 potholes.
Vice-president of the city's executive committee Anie Samson said a good part of the work will take place during the night, in order to reduce conflicts with downtown traffic.
Overall, the city has spent an average $125 million a year on road repairs. Last year, the city spent $2.5 million on repairing potholes.