Pothole patrol! Calling Michigan drivers: where are potholes the worst?

(WXYZ) - We see it every year! Potholes are back and they pose a problem that Michigan drivers are all too familiar with.

During winter months, snow and slush seep into asphalt cracks, freeze and expand divots into craters.

Come spring, maintenance crews take to the streets working furiously to repair the damage. 

But with the return of summer comes heat and under the constant stress of traffic, hot asphalt cracks. Thus, we begin the cycle again.

The Oakland County Road Commission  wants you to report dangerous potholes directly. Please call 877-858-4805 or click on the link: Reporting a pothole to Oakland County Road Commission . Then make sure to click on the "Contact Us" button.

So, it's the time of year when you and your car bear the brunt of the pothole burden and it's also a time  when they are least likely to be fixed.

Fixed in the winter? That’s right, your local city or county’s road commission has the ability to fill potholes with a cold winter mix. It’s only a temporary fix in which crews clear potholes of debris and fill them with soft asphalt, but it will do the trick for now.

 

You can also head to Drive Michigan and report any potholes you see from around the area. The group that runs that website plans to compile all the reports and make an interactive map. Right now, they provide weekly updates on potholes around the area.

We're asking! Michigan drivers report where roads are worst. Post a comment below or visit our WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Facebook Fan page and drive safely!

 

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