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TDOT works to patch potholes, ask drivers to report more

A TDOT spokesperson said the warmer temperatures provide ideal conditions for crews to patch up potholes. Crews just need help finding them.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Potholes: They're a nuisance that can drive anyone crazy, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation is working to patch up as many of them as they can.

Road crews have spent much of the winter doing emergency road work, including filling potholes along East Tennessee's highways and interstates. Many of those fixes are only temporary until warmer weather arrives. 

According to TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi, warmer temperatures provide an ideal environment for permanent pothole patches to set. Nagi said drivers can expect to see more road crews out on the road and to use caution around them.

According to Nagi, patching up these potholes is part of multiple long-term resurfacing projects with TDOT. 

TDOT also said it wants to hear from drivers on any potholes they spot while out on the road. If you spot a pothole, you can give them a call at 833-836-8349. 

The call center operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Callers on the holidays, weekends or after hours can leave a message or call back during business hours.

Drivers can expect to answer a series of questions and submit that information through TDOT’s online maintenance work request form.

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