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Just fix it!

| Sunday, July 15, 2007

Janet Hulcha was riding in her PT Cruiser when her husband hit something that felt like a crater. They were in the right lane on northbound Route 51 just before Greenleaf Street at the West End Circle.

"Whatever it was, we hit that and, man, did it do a job on our car," Hulcha said.

The Ross resident said the vehicle hit the 2-foot-wide pothole with the front left tire so hard, it bent the rim.

She said drivers aren't able to see the hole until they're right on it. The problem spot appears to be a sunken utility access box, which has created a ridge in the road.

A stray hubcap about 20 feet away from the pothole suggests the Hulchas' car isn't the only one that had trouble there.

After a call from Just Fix It, PennDOT sent a crew to the site and repaired it, said District 11 spokesman Jim Struzzi.

"If it poses a threat to the public safety, we'll fix it right away," said Struzzi.

Hulcha said she's glad the problem was repaired.

The West End Circle is slated for renovation in fall.

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Who's responsible?

PennDOT District 11 Executive Dan Cessna, 412-429-5000.

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