Potholes on our roads can be a nightmare causing damage to our cars, but Moore County drivers can fight back by contacting the Department of Transportation.
Area potholes have increased from the two recent snowstorms in Moore County. During winter months, water seeps into cracks in the road and ice forms making potholes common.
Those cracks in our roads widen causing the asphalt to rise and then the weight of vehicles loosens the pavement creating a pothole.
The Department of Transportation covers 80,000 miles of state roads and needs drivers to contact the department of locations where potholes need to be repaired.
The Department of Transportation wrote on their website, “To speed up the response process, motorists should go to the NCDOT’s website under the contact section and let the department know where the pothole is located. This report will go directly to the county maintenance office that will handle the request.”
The Department of Transportation said almost 11,000 potholes were reported to them through the website’s contact form last year.