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January 17 2018
HAMILTON, ON – Due to recent weather conditions, the City experienced extreme freezing and thawing temperatures which resulted in significant pavement damage and potholes on streets.
City crews are currently focusing on several road priorities; winter control activities which includes sanding, salting, plowing, and continue with pothole repairs.
Tips for driving defensively
As there have been numerous potholes reported to City staff, the City cautions motorists to drive defensively as they travel about the City, which includes:
- Reducing speed of travel and preparing for a slower than usual commute;
- Maintaining constant attentiveness to road conditions, pedestrians and cyclists;
- Following other vehicles at a safe distance;
- Maintaining clear views by thoroughly clearing your vehicle of snow, ice, and mud;
- Properly maintaining your vehicle, particularly tires, headlights and windshield wipers.
Residents and motorists are asked to report potholes by contacting the City’s Customer Service Contact Center during regular business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 905-546-2489. When reporting potholes, residents are asked to provide detailed information such as location (street addresses or intersections) and estimated size of the pothole. This will assist staff in prioritizing efforts.