Pothole Season Returns!

by Ashley Drane on February 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

As the snow begins to melt more and more potholes are popping up causing problems for area drivers.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said they are getting quite a few calls about craters.

"Maple Ave in particular has been a sore spot especially in the curb lane where it meets the edge of the concrete gutter. We’ve had quite a few pop up there yesterday and Friday. Once crews  got the snow cleared it is time to put in cold mix," Sims said.

Sims said it’s a temporary fix until they can fill them permanently in the spring. He said it’s something they have to stay on top of. Sims said if anyone hits a pothole and has major damage they can report it to the city.

"We can let them know what the process is to try and recoup their loses, if possible. Many times if we are unaware of a pot hole and someone hits it then we may or may not be liable but once we’re aware it’s there and we haven’t fixed it or if we haven’t fixed it sufficiently then we will take claims." Sims said.

He said the person filing the claim should provide a statement of what happened, pictures and repair bills. He said your car has to be fixed before the city will pay for it. A claim form can be picked up at the Zanesville City Clerk.s office. If you find a pothole you can report it to the Zanesville street department at 455-0626.