Reporting potholes 

Published 11:08 pm Monday, February 4, 2019

NCDOT gives public way to alert them of problem areas 


POLK COUNTY—After above average rain and a heavy snowstorm in December, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has given residents an outlet to report potholes.  

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“Last December’s early winter storm has department of transportation crews staying busy due to increased potholes in roadways,” states a release from the NCDOT. “Potholes are common during the winter season when water seeps into cracks in the road and ice forms. Those cracks widen, causing the asphalt to rise and traffic loosens the pavement, eventually creating a pothole.”  

There are 80,000 miles of state roads in North Carolina, with NCDOT officials saying safety is the department’s number one priority. The NCDOT says they need drivers, law enforcement and others to help identify locations where potholes need to be repaired.  

People can go to the NCDOT’s website at and click the contact and report icon to report a pothole.  

The report will go directly to the county maintenance office where the pothole is located.