City of Winnipeg crews temporarily filling early season potholes


Posted March 7, 2023 7:25 pm City of Winnipeg crews repairing early season potholes. Jordan Pearn/Global News City crews are embracing dry but cold Winnipeg weather to temporarily fix early-season potholes. “There was very little pothole patching going on last spring around this time but this year, it’s kind of on average,” City of Winnipeg public works communications coordinator Ken Allen said.Right now, the city has four crews out fixing roads and as the weather warms up, there will be closer to a dozen.So far this year crews have already fixed thousands of potholes.“So far in terms of service requests to 311, we’ve had about 450 requests for pothole repairs and since January 1st our crews (have been out) when they’ve needed to be out patching potholes. As of today, we have patched over 5,800 potholes,” Allen said. Story continues below advertisement Because hot asphalt isn’t available for use until mid-May, crews currently use a special mix to patch holes in roadways. As the weather warms up, they’ll return to make permanent repairs. Trending Now 2:25 Consumer Matters: Pricey pothole problems and insurance policies City streets are fixed based on a priority system.“In the springtime when potholes are getting repaired, we are really focusing our efforts on those main routes where cars are traveling a bit faster, there’s more traffic volume to contend with,” Allen said.Even though pothole season is just getting started, CAA is already seeing some potential impacts.“We don’t track potholes specifically but we do track tow calls and it has gone up slightly over the past week or two and while we don’t know for sure those are from potholes we can kind of assume that’s what’s going on,” said CAA Manitoba communications manager Elisha Dacey. Story continues below advertisement To report a pothole, Winnipeggers can call 311 or fill out a new online reporting form found on the city’s website. &copy 2023 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Sponsored content Flyers

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