The original pothole blitz was scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th through Friday March 13th; however, the rain has postponed it. The new plan is to begin filling potholes as soon as the rain ends. In the meantime, it is important to drive safely to avoid hitting a pothole. Underinflated tires are more susceptible to damage after hitting a pothole. AAA urges drivers to make sure tires are properly inflated, and to try and drive familiar roads. Beware of what seems to be a puddle on the road, as a puddle of water can often disguise a pothole.
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You can report pothole locations to the city in a few different ways. If you are located in the city of Pittsburgh, you can call 311 Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are outside of the city, you can reach the call center at 412-255-2621. You can also submit a voice or text message to 412-573-9736. Additionally, PennDOT has a pothole hotline at 1-800-349-7623. If you are not sure who to report the pothole to, call the Allegheny County call center at 412-350-2513 and all complaints will be sent to the appropriate department.
If you are reporting a pothole, make sure you are providing enough information for them to accurately find the pothole. Road names, intersections and how safety and traffic are impacted are a few helpful pieces of information.
If you have been injured in an accident due to an unsafe road, you should not blame yourself. Someone could be responsible for maintaining those roads. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green today for a free no obligation consultation.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Its pothole season in Pittsburgh”