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Providence says it's tackling potholes

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A monster pothole seems to be swallowing cars on Pleasant Valley Parkway in Providence. A monster pothole seems to be swallowing cars on Pleasant Valley Parkway in Providence.

City officials in Providence said Monday that they're launching an "aggressive" program to repair potholes.

The city said it had five repair crews on the streets Monday. The city said it is prioritizing pothole repair based on daily surveys and reports from the public.

Mayor Angel Taveras said this is one of the worst years for potholes in many years.

Residents are encouraged to report potholes to the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at 401-421-2489, or directly via the city of Providence's website.

Drivers may file claims to the City of Providence for alleged injuries or damages as a result of potholes.

Claims forms are available at: http://www.providenceri.com/city-clerk/claims. Claims must be submitted to the Department of City Clerk, with copies of two estimates and any documents pertaining to the claim, including medical bills. Claims must be submitted within seven days from that of the incident.

Completed claim can be sent to the Office of the City Clerk, Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903

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