It's pothole season again for Northeast Ohio. We want to know where the worst potholes are in the region.
Share your stories and locations of potholes you may have encountered this season in the comments section below. Or upload a photo or video showing the pothole and its location. WKYC will focus on some of the worst potholes and try to get them fixed.
The long winter and the freezing and thawing cycle as temperatures continue to see-saw through early spring are creating the weakened pavement and potholes.
Below is information on reporting potholes and making claims if your vehicle is damaged at various locations in the area.
- You can report a pothole or damage from a pothole on a state maintained roadway (interstates and state and U.S. routes in unincorporated municipalities) through ODOT's web site.
- A driver who wishes to file a claim against the state must contact the Ohio Court of Claims at 1-800-824-8263.
If you encounter a pothole or your vehicle is damaged by a pothole on a roadway not maintained by ODOT then you must contact the city or governing authority directly.
- Cleveland: Call the city's Pothole Hotline at 216.664.2510 to report a pothole. The city will take the information and issue work orders to repair it. The claims procedure for the City of Cleveland is available on the city's web site.
- Akron: call 3-1-1 to report a pothole or contact the city via the Mayor's Action Center.
- Canton: Call the city's streets department to report potholes at 330.489.3030.
- Lorain: Report potholes via email to the city.