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Pothole patrol on Silver Hill Road in Suitland

SUITLAND, Maryland (WUSA9)--Josh De La Rosa lives in Alexandria and commutes to work via Silver Hill Road in Suitland. In an email to tellwusa9.com De La Rosa writes "At work we call this stretch of road 'where hubcaps come to die.' Silver Hill Road in Prince George's County between St. Barnabas Road and Suitland Road is bone jarring. The potholes are unforgiving and the road is in bad shape, perpetually. The road is actually better when it snows and the potholes filled with ice."

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So WUSA9 sent reporter Debra Alfarone, armed with De La Rosa's email, to get some action.

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When Alfarone, along with photojournalist Danielle Gatewood-Gill, got to Silver Hill Road location the camera strapped to the side of their vehicle was knocked over from hitting all the pits. A minefield.

Residents of the area say this pothole laden area is a well known fact.

Jose says, "It's just bumping. You hear bumping all the time all the way up and down the street."

Yateaver Jackson, who lives in the area, agrees. "Fix these potholes, please!"

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Armed with a laptop, WUSA9's Alfarone contacted the Maryland State Highway Administration to report the problem. MSHA doesn't give a turnaround time for fixes; however, they say about 95-percent of the time, they'll come out within one business day, check it and probably fix it.

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Stay tuned for how long the fix takes.