Call hotline to report Erie County pothole problems

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As a particularly long winter winds down, melting snow is revealing how damaged the area’s roads truly are.

Although some roads are worse off than others, Erie County’s Department of Public Works reminds motorists that there is a hotline for those who see and want damaged roads fixed. The hotline is an established method in Erie County of learning where problem potholes are and attempting to fix them.

“With milder weather on the way, the cold patching process used this time of year can begin, reducing some of the more serious hazards on county roads,” Jacobs said.

Those who need to report a dangerous pothole on Erie County roads may report it to the hotline at (716) 858-7966, or send a submission via email to potholes@erie.gov.

Jacobs noted that anybody who has experienced car damage due to potholes may be eligible for a claim. He said to file a claim on this website within 90 days of any damage from a pothole.

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