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Crews hit the street for 'road repair season'

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Part of W. McMillan was closed Tuesday after rain caused mud and debris to slide onto the road overnight. Part of W. McMillan was closed Tuesday after rain caused mud and debris to slide onto the road overnight.
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Whether it's cleaning up a mudslide or repairing a pothole Superintendent of Traffic and Road Operation for Cincinnati Jarrod Bolden says, "We've completed more than 1,300 citizens complaints since the first of this year."

The weather is a major factor to how many repairs need to be made.

Bolden says, "If we have a hard winter, we may use more salt... which could be hard on the streets... which could cause pot holes."

This year's winter wasn't as severe as years past. As a result, there was less damage done to the roads.

"I think the mild winters have helped us a little bit," added Bolden.

In addition, less money spent salting and plowing may translate into more work for road projects or repairs like a mudslide that happened near Clifton on Tuesday.

Part of W. McMillan was closed down after rain caused mud and debris to slide onto the road overnight.

"At this location we've never had any experiences with sliding," said Geotechnical Engineer Richard Pohana. "Our problem is the trees associated that may slide and lean into the roadway."

He says the goal is to have 22 trucks clear out the debris and fast.

If you do see a road problem, make sure you contact the Cincinnati Department of Public Works. You can also download the Cincinnati City Hall mobile app, where you can report any damage on the go. 

Pohana expected the road to be open by 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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