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Pothole Season Starts — Where Are They in Rochester?

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

If you spotted or drove through a pothole, tell us about it below in the comments. (Patch file photo)
If you spotted or drove through a pothole, tell us about it below in the comments. (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 Rochester? Tell us where you spotted (or drove through) one by listing it in the comment box below so we can warn other drivers and give city road staff a heads up on what needs to be fixed.

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

  • In Oakland County, call (877) 858-4804
  • In Macomb County, call (586) 463-8671
  • In Genesee County, call (810) 767-4920 or email potholes@gcrc.org
  • In Wayne County, call (888) 762-3273
Lynn Florek January 14, 2014 at 12:11 PM
there are many potholes on Tienken Rd. especially in the Eastbound lane between Adams and Brewster.
Amanda Holly January 14, 2014 at 06:03 PM
There's a doozy on the south side of Walton just West of Adams in the left lane.
pgerwitz100568 January 15, 2014 at 07:05 AM
Large potholes on w. Tienken Rd, west of Livernois ,westbound right side of road.

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