It’s pothole season — again

This is a specially designed pothole filling truck. This photo was taken a few years ago on Interstate 83. Oil and fine gravel are mixed in layers by an operator behind the wheel to fill in a pothole. (Daily Record/Sunday News — Paul Kuehnel)

Those little — or big — craters in the road are starting to pop up everywhere now that spring has arrived.

If you see one, you can report to the state Department of Transportation by calling 1-800-FIX ROAD.

And if you do call, be as specific as you can. Callers are expected to report the county, municipality, street name and route number, which can be found on small black-and-white signs posted along the road, according to PennDOT. A description of landmarks in the area would be helpful, too, for crews looking for the pothole.

Once notified about the problem, PennDOT will work expeditiously to fix it when weather permits, the news release states.

Don’t forget, you can also report pothole problems on SeeClickFix, too.

If you want to learn more about how potholes form and are repaired, check out PennDOT’s “Evolution of a Pothole.”

Have you reported potholes to PennDOT this spring? Where have you seen these big craters?



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