- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

JAKCSON, Miss. (AP) - The city of Jackson is spending $210,000 for a machine to repair potholes on local streets.

According to local media reports the city council this week approved the purchase of a one-man pothole patching machine.

Officials say the machine fills potholes in less than 5 minutes.

City spokeswoman Shelia Byrd says the machine represents a more effective way of treating potholes.

Councilman President De’Keither Stamps says he wanted to buy six machines so a crew could be assigned to the work full-time.

Stamps said potholes are the one thing people complain about the most.

Stamps says using a shovel and dumping some asphalt in the ground is not too effective.

The city says crews will tackle heavy traffic areas first and then move into the residential neighborhoods.



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