City public works crews are now working round the clock repairing potholes. The fluctuations in temperatures is creating the “perfect conditions for potholes” which is warm weather with a lot of water on the road along with heavy traffic volume.
The City of Ottawa has between five and 10 city road crews clearing ice from drains and filling potholes overnight, and including up to 20 contractors, during the day.
The City is encouraging residents to call 311 to report potholes, so road crews can co-ordinate their response. Since January 1st, about 10,000 potholes have been patched by the city,