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Volunteers fill potholes in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Potholes seem to be a problem just about everywhere.

That's why a group of volunteers took it upon themselves to help.

"We just all have our little jobs," said 15 year-old Olivia Jordan, one of nine volunteers who spent Saturday filling potholes in Waterloo.

"There's either little ones or big ones and so we can't get every one, but we're trying to get every big one that people spill their coffee with," she said.

Since the 1990s Olivia's father, Scott Jordan, has periodically organized a group of volunteers to help fill potholes with a cold mixture of asphalt.

"This is a very temporary fix, but you know it gives some relief to drivers that are out there," he said.

Jordan said he had a list of more than 300 "problem areas" plagued with potholes, and the temporary fixes should last until the ground thaws.

He said at that point, likely around May, city crews will go in and re-fill the potholes with a hot mixture.

"If it saves one accident, it's all worth it to me," he said.

Jordan said he expects to spend next weekend filling potholes as well, but will likely continuing focusing on high traffic areas like schools.

He said anyone interested in helping, or reporting a problem area, can call his shop at Jordan Electric: (319) 232-6870

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