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Pothole Complaints Skyrocket

Last updated on Thursday, March 1, 2007

(UNDATED) - As the weather has fluctuated, it’s sent the number of complaints of potholes in the state skyward.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says it's not necessary to have snow or freezing rain to make streets open up.

Instead, Wingfield says changing temperatures and precipitation seeping into pavement are often the culprits. He says summer road construction workers shift gears and fix potholes in the winter until the weather is warm enough to do major repairs.

In order to report a pothole in need of filling, Wingfield advises calling 1-866-849-1-dot. INDOT is responsible for all numbered state highways, but cedes repair duties to individual cities and towns for residential streets.

If your car is damaged and you feel the state is at fault, the Attorney General's office allows for claims to be filed and reviewed.

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