WUSA9 pothole patrol takes on Arlington County

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- WUSA9 is on pothole patrol. Viewer Ken Madden wrote to us about a stretch of North Harrison Street in Arlington. He says he and others have reported it to the county and so far nothing has been done about it.

"Close to a mile of major holes causing bent rims and flat tires. Numerous citizens have called about this, all calls ignored. See if you can have better luck."

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Turns out we're responding quicker than Arlington County is. Less than 12 hours after receiving Ken's email, WUSA9 went to check it out. We found a plethora of pits along North Harrison Street by 22nd Street. A perforated path of potholes greets you coming, and a deep dark crater sees you going. One measured 37 inches across and three inches deep. This one's a job for the county. We reported it online. Then, we waited for a confirmation email. Nothing came.

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We called Arlington County to follow-up and learned that their online pothole reporting system is so new, there are a few bugs in the system and our report didn't take. They resubmitted it and we received a confirmation email, saying the pothole would be fixed within five to seven work days.

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