PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Streets Department crews are launching their annual pothole repair program a few weeks early because of the rash of storms we’ve had of late.

Normally, the city launches its pothole operation in late February or early March. This year, however, streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson said they’re getting an early start.

“When spring is beginning to come usually, we’re seeing the potholes. This year it’s a little bit earlier because we’ve had a particularly tough winter. However we stand prepared to go out and try to fix them.”

Tolson asks that you call in reports of pothole locations now by simply dialing 3-1-1 or *FIX on your cell phone.

You can also enter a pothole location online at the Streets Department’s website. Tolson also said most potholes should be fixed within three days of the report being made.

Reported by Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio