DANBURY, Conn. -- Is there a huge pothole in your neighborhood? Did you dodge a frost heave on your way home? Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton wants to hear from you.
Boughton is urging residents to help the city of Danbury with pothole reporting.
Due to the extra harsh winter weather this year, potholes are a major issue, the city says. Residents are asked to help by reporting them to the City’s Information Line via the City’s website at www.danbury-ct.gov by clicking on the CityLine 311 icon or by calling 203-744-4311.
The Highway Department has a full staff working on pothole issues, and road crews are actively filling potholes throughout the city daily. They will address each issue as quickly as possible.
“While we are doing everything we can to temporarily fill potholes until asphalt is available in the spring, we appreciate everyone’s help with reporting pothole locations, and being extra cautious while driving to limit the amount of damage to vehicles," Boughton said.
Drivers can also help by being extra cautious. Motorists are asked to remember the following tips when driving:
- Leave plenty of room in front of your vehicle so you can avoid potholes without getting into an accident.
- If you can’t avoid a pothole, slow down before you hit it. But don’t brake directly over a pothole, which can actually cause more damage.
- When driving over the pothole, hold the steering wheel firmly to avoid losing control.
- Use caution when driving over a puddle of water because it might be a particularly deep pothole in hiding.
When reporting potholes, residents are asked to provide a street name and approximate location of the pothole.
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