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Pothole or pond on the road? Submit a service request

Pothole and ponding season is a dependable part of life in a northern city and Prince George is no different.

Although crews with the City of Prince George patch potholes and unclog catch basins all year long, these operations ramp up with the first big melt of the year (currently underway).
 
In fact, the wet autumn the city experienced last year followed by the cold snap and heavy snowfall in February provided an ideal environment for road deterioration. In addition, the recent warming trend has melted much of the accumulated snow and ice on the city streets and has unveiled – all at once – a season’s worth of potholes for residents to navigate, and resulted in a number of large puddles in the road.
 
So far this year, crews have patched over 170 potholes, while in 2020, the City patched 4366 potholes and received 1445 service requests for pothole repair. 

Residents can assist crews in their efforts to keep roads as smooth and pothole and pond-free as possible by contacting the Service Centre when they spot a pothole or large puddle on the road:
Caution encouraged

Motorists are encouraged to exercise extra caution while driving as the snow melts during pothole and ponding season. Puddles of meltwater and ponding on the roads often hide potholes that can result in vehicle damage and personal injury if hit at a high rate of speed.

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