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PITTSBURGH, PA (November 13, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh announced today that a three-day Pothole Blitz will take place next week, starting on Monday, November 16 and lasting through Wednesday, November 18.

Crews from the Department of Public Works will work extended 12-hour shifts from 6:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. each day to prepare city streets before winter weather arrives. In the instance of inclement weather, work schedules may fluctuate.

The City of Pittsburgh 311 Response Center has received nearly 1,000 service requests for pothole related issues that crews in each DPW division will address during the blitz.

Reminder: DWP crews from the Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, November 14.

Residents should place yard debris at normal collection sites before 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14. All yard debris materials will be collected by city refuse and recycling crews and composted on Saturday November 14.

Bag Leaves for Collection: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at normal refuse collection sites. Bags should NOT exceed 35 pounds. Leaves in plastic bags will NOT be accepted. Paper yard debris bags can be purchased at local hardware or department stores.

Tree Branches and Bushes: Cut, bundle and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 ft. in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four (4”) inches.

Please Note: Yard debris NOT meeting the collection guidelines will be left at the curb. Yard waste should not contain dirt, rocks, stones, cement, metal, wire, glass or plastic.