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Potholes top-of-mind for new Ottawa transportation committee chair

"With peak pothole season just around the corner, those tire-munching street craters are top-of-mind for the new chair of the city's transportation committee.

Tim Tierney says not filling a pothole right away can end up costing the city more money in the long run, if a driver hits a pothole and damages their car and then comes looking for the city to pay for the repairs.

"That's something I'm going to be keeping my finger on the pulse on," explains the Beacon Hill-Cyrville councillor. "The amount of tire damage, year-over-year, and we want to ensure that we reduce that."


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