Because we had a very wet winter of heavy snow and rain, along with several freeze-thaw cycles, you may notice a lot of potholes in the roads.

Potholes occur when the pavement is weakened by moisture seeping into the pavement, freezing, expanding and then thawing. Traffic driving over the roads loosens the pavement further, and it eventually crumbles and pops out, causing a pothole.

VDOT pothole repair trucks are out in full force. If you see a pothole you may report the problem to VDOT online – www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp – or by calling 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). VDOT will investigate each report and will schedule repairs as soon as possible.

If you need assistance and/or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (703) 815-1201 or email me at DelTHugo@house.virginia.gov.

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