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Residents want more than pothole's temporary fix

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Neighbors at the intersection of Goodlett and Knight Arnold roads are dealing with a pothole that sounds even worse than it looks. Neighbors at the intersection of Goodlett and Knight Arnold roads are dealing with a pothole that sounds even worse than it looks.
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(WMC-TV) - Residents in an East Memphis neighborhood say they have not had a good night's sleep for days due to a pothole.

Neighbors at the intersection of Goodlett and Knight Arnold roads are dealing with a pothole that sounds even worse than it looks.

Marilyn Mathis says for weeks the city's temporary fix for the hole in the road outside her front door is a noisy steel plate.

Mathis called the Action News Five Investigators because she felt the city was ignoring her complaints.

"It is taking away my beauty sleep. I mean look at me. I look tired," she said.

When the Investigators arrived Thursday morning, a public works crew was filling the hole. Mathis was optimistic until workers put the plate back where it was.

"We pay taxes, we're law abiding citizens, and it's not fair that we want what we pay for," said Mathis.

Public Works deputy director Robert Knecht says the pothole is related to a problem with underground sewer system.

Sewer repair work was completed Thursday. A permanent street patch is next on the agenda. The weather could delay the final fix until next week.

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