The polar vortex is gone and streets are clear of more than a foot of snow that preceded it. But the arrival of welcome warmer temperatures also seems to have sparked a bloom of potholes in the Detroit area.
Potholes are perennial, of course, but since the extreme cold subsided at the middle of last week, many have start to appear in Detroit and the suburbs, according to media reports. The spike is tied to the 55-degree swing in temperatures from extreme, subzero temperatures to unseasonable warm conditions that have neared 40 degrees.Is the same true here in Dearborn?
- To alert the city's Department of Public Works of a pothole, call 313-943-2107.
- For a pothole on a Wayne County road, call 734-955-9920.
- For state highways, report potholes online to the Michigan Department of Transportation here.
- If you see a hazardous pothole anywhere in the city—one that threatens to pop tires or cause accidents—call the Wayne County Roads Division at 1-888-ROAD CREW.
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