Monday, March 8, 2010

"Pothole Blitz" Begins

The Loudoun Independent reports that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will focus efforts during March on patching the thousands of potholes across Virginia.

"Potholes are generally commonplace after heavy snow and cold weather, as the perspiration seeps between the cracks in concrete, expands, freezes and then thaws—weakening the concrete and eventually prompting the road to crack and break apart.

"While a plethora of potholes are not uncommon come springtime, according to VDOT this year has been especially tough—as repair crews have been hindered by nearly constant snow."

To report a pothole, visit or call VDOT’s Highway Helpline at 800-367-7689 (ROAD).

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