- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The mayor of Lincoln says the city’s surge to repair potholes has ended, with 12,878 potholes filled in five days.

City officials say about 60 employees worked 10-hour shifts to repair the potholes after Mayor Chris Beutler ordered that city resources be shifted to help increase repair efforts, allowing for mandatory overtime. Crew numbers will return to normal on Monday.

Beutler says the pothole repair surge was a success because of the crews helping fix the city’s roads. He says no injuries were reported over the five-day period.

Officials say Lincoln residents can continue to report potholes by calling the city’s pothole hotline or using a form available online.

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