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VDOT brings out the “Pothole Hunter”

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Posted at 10:11 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 22:11:55-04

Richmond, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is using their sense of humor to bring awareness on how to report potholes with their “spokesman” Pothole Hunter Phil Itkwik.

Itkwik is campaigning to track down and get rid of potholes on the commonwealth’s roads.

How Potholes Form (Photo: VDOT)

How Potholes Form (Photo: VDOT)

“Because potholes present a safety issue for motorists, VDOT crews are focused on repairing potholes as quickly as possible,” said VDOT Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick. “We bring out the ‘Pothole Hunter’ as a humorous way to raise awareness on how to report potholes in Virginia. We appreciate the public’s assistance in the hunt for potholes as Phil Itkwik and our crews continue to do a great job tackling these roadway hazards.”

Once VDOT is aware of a pothole, they communicate with local crews and repairs are scheduled.

To report a pothole call 800-367-7623 or click here.