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Pothole Season Starts – Where Are They in Dearborn?

Help your fellow drivers – and city staff – by putting out a warning about potholes you've seen or experienced.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
By Ted Schnell


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.
  • 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.
You can also report potholes directly to the Michigan Department of Transportation online or at (888) 296-4546.

Where are the worst potholes in Dearborn? Tell us in the comment section below.
Richelle Wojtczak January 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM
There is a massive pothole on auto club drive
Peter Greene January 15, 2014 at 09:45 AM
WB Michigan bridge, far left lane over the Rouge will eat your rims.

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