Tuesday, January 14, 2014

VDOT Crews in Loudoun County Patching Potholes

Loudoun County Drivers Encouraged to Report Potholes

Courtesy of VDOT
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are out in full force patching potholes following recent winter storms. Patching operations are prioritized by pothole severity and location, with potholes on high-traffic roads filled within 24 hours of being reported.

Drivers should watch for crews and lane closures during off-peak hours.

Potholes form when moisture seeps into pavement, freezes, expands and thaws. This cycle weakens the pavement. The weight of traffic loosens the pavement and over time the pavement begins to crumble.

To report a pothole, visit www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp or call VDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-800–FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). TTY users, call 711.

Northern Virginia drivers can also e-mail. Crews in Northern Virginia patch potholes on roads in Loudoun County, as well as Fairfax and Prince William Counties.

Safe driving tips, pothole patching videos and other useful information on potholes are also available on VDOT's website at www.virginiadot.org/info/faq-potholes.asp.

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