WTOP reports that pothole complaints are down, thanks to the mild weather we’ve been having:
The D.C. Department of Transportation reports a 22 percent drop in the overall number of service requests for pothole repairs. That breaks down to about 5.8 repair requests per day, compared with 7.6 daily service requests the previous year.
Potholes are created when moisture seeps into the road surface, freezes and then expands to crack the pavement. With less precipitation and warmer conditions, this winter simply did not supply the needed the conditions for multiple potholes.
This winter: The gift that keeps on giving.