Media Contact: John Lisle, 202-671-2004
Rising temperatures, especially after a winter storm, can bring on the advent of what is commonly called “pothole season.” Today, crews from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are out inspecting roads, responding to service requests, and patching potholes that have appeared in the wake of this week’s mix of snow and ice.
Residents and motorists in the District can help by calling the Mayor's Citywide Call Center at 311 to report potholes. DDOT works to fill reported potholes within 72 hours. Callers should give the exact location and as much detail as possible about the hazard, including the approximate size and depth of the pothole.
Crews will respond to make temporary repairs at this time. Permanent repairs cannot be completed until the road temperatures rise above 40 degrees.