With the heavy rainfall in San Diego recently comes the problem of potholes and there are plenty of them.
From Jan. 5 to Jan. 9, the City of San Diego received 465 reports of potholes, a significant increase from when the weather is dry.
According to the City’s street division website, a pothole is created, "when water seeps into cracks in the surface of the road. Then, combined with the vibration of the tires over the cracks, this causes the asphalt to fail. That is why there are more potholes after it rains."
“I try to ditch [potholes] if I can. If I can't, I grin and bear. It’s bad very bad,” said Frank Shipp, a resident of Mission Heights.
But the city of San Diego does not want people just to grin and bear it. They want people to report the potholes when they see them.
According to its website, the city's street division repairs more than 30,000 potholes per year. The division has now adopted a more regional approach to fixing the potholes which means crews can focus their attention on neighborhoods.
Crews also visit each council district twice a month.
Cameron Holmes, a resident of Linda Vista, told NBC 7, he has never personally called the city to report a pothole. But he added that “people do it all the time, God Bless those people, because I don’t.”
You can report a pothole on the city’s website, or download its free app GETITDONE. You can also call (619)527-7500.