Norfolk needs your help reporting potholes

Posted at 3:21 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 19:28:05-04

NORFOLK, Va. - It's the aftermath of winter weather: Potholes!

Nobody likes potholes. They can be dangerous and cause serious damage to your car.

“Another one bites the dust,” Latrice Johnson said. “Right here outside of my tire -  sliced it."

Johnson was driving downtown Norfolk, turned down a road, and boom - a popped tire.

“It’s frustrating. I wish it didn’t have to happen like this, but thank God I have insurance,” Johnson said.

April is Pothole Month, and the City of Norfolk is hoping to fill the gaps and keep citizens driving smoothly.

“Norfolk Public Works is hard at work filling them and saving you taxpayer money."

Last April, Norfolk says on average they filled 150 potholes a day. To do that again, this month they are asking for your help by reporting potholes when you see them.

Here's all you need to do to join the Pothole Patrol:

If you find a pothole somewhere in Norfolk, determine the location, describe the pothole and take a picture.

Ed Langevin with Speedy Auto Service in Ghent says their shop is constantly flooded with people whose cars have pothole damage. Speedy's bought a brand- new alignment machine for the shop to help.

He said potholes can lead to expensive repairs.

“It can also affect your gas mileage pretty effectively too, because basically you are dragging your tires across the pavement instead of them rolling smoothly,” Langevin said.

Below are the three easy ways to report a pothole:

  • Call the Norfolk Cares IMPACT Call Center - 757-664-6510
  • Email include a description of the pothole and the nearest address and cross street in your report)
  • Fill out the City of Norfolk's pothole form