Despite fresh snow falling over the capital region Monday morning, spring is here and that means potholes are bumping drivers around again.
City Hall released statistics to iNews880 that show between January and February, 8,375 potholes were filled, which is a massive decrease from the same time period last year.
Last January to February, the warm weather had already started to melt snow and 21,819 potholes had to be filled.
Pothole complaints are down so far this year to 571 filed before the end of February, a decrease compared to 876 the previous year.
Kristen Wagner, a spokesperson for the city, said in an email, the multiple freeze/thaw cycles this winter will likely result in a high number of potholes this spring.
Crews conduct inspections and investigate reports of potholes by Edmontonians on 311 or the city’s online pothole reporting tool.
Wagar added, crews fill priority potholes first, which are in high traffic volume areas, with high-priority locations repaired within 24 hours, lower priority inspected within five days and repaired within the month.
Potholes in alleys are inspected within two weeks and could take an entire year to be filled.
If your vehicle has been damaged by a pothole you can submit a damage claim to the city.
Wagar said, if weather permits, crews will fill potholes all year long. (twd)