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Monday breakdown: Potholes in Hagerstown

March 10, 2013
  • A reader sent these photographs of these potholes at both ends of the alley that runs between the 100 block of Broadway and the 100 block of North Avenue in Hagerstown. Eric Deike, the citys director of public works, said Friday that both potholes were repaired Thursday.
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HAGERSTOWN — A reader recently emailed The Herald-Mail to point out a pair of large potholes in a North End alley in Hagerstown that she felt was cause for concern because of the potential damage to vehicles.

Gloria Thomas said in an email that the potholes are at both ends of the busy alley that runs between the 100 block of Broadway and the 100 block of North Avenue. The alley is parallel to North Mulberry Street near Fairgrounds Park.

“The hole near Broadway has been filled from time to time by residents with bricks and other rocks, but needs a real repair,” Thomas said in her email. “At the end onto North Avenue, the blacktop has worn away from the edge of the alley, leaving about a 5- or 6-inch-deep trench that cars cannot go around.”

Thomas said the situation has existed for more than a year.

“I think it should be about time they were fixed,” she said.

Eric Deike, the city’s director of public works, said in an email Friday that both potholes were repaired Thursday.

— Compiled by C.J. Lovelace

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