News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 8, 2013

Indiana warns drivers: Watch out for, report potholes


Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning motorists that potholes are just around the corner and the agency wants help finding them.

INDOT said Monday that temperatures are forecast to rise above freezing in the state later this week, increasing the likelihood that potholes will form.  

Potholes begin when water seeps into the cracks in a road and freezes, expanding the layers of pavement, stone and soil beneath the surface. As the ice melts and contracts, heavy highway traffic further loosens the pavement, forming potholes.

To report a pothole on a numbered state route, interstate or U.S. highway, contact an INDOT district office or use the “Report a Concern” tool at www.in.gov/indot/2330.htm.