Beach crews work to repair potholes around the city

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jan 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-28 19:27:38-05

You see them everywhere in Hampton Roads, and now, there are even more: Potholes.

According to Virginia Beach Public Works, this time of year is when they're the worst.

"It's one of those things you can mark on your calendar, it's going to happen every year. It's one of our major issues so we know its going to happen and we're always prepared," said Virginia Beach Public Works Media and Communications Coordinator, Drew Lankford.

Last year, they say they filled about 6,000 potholes, costing them around $250,000.

Virginia Beach Public Works says most of them were filled between mid-December and March, which, according to them, is the peak of pothole season.

They say it's because of the changing temperatures and with last weeks' snowstorm, all the salt they put on the roads made them worse.

But Public Works is trying to keep up.

They have a website and phone number where you can report one, and drivers are taking advantage of it. Click here to report a pothole.

"We get a lot of calls, which is good. We can't go out here and cover everything, so it's good to have people call us and let us know where these potholes are. the sooner we can get to them the better," Lankford said.

And after they get a complaint, they say it won't take longer than 48 hours to fill.