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Potholepalooza is back: How to report potholes in D.C.

(By Gerald Martineau/For The Washington Po)

Potholepalooza” (because everything is better with the “-palooza” suffix) began on Tuesday and will run through May 17. And like all great paloozas throughout history, it needs your help.

Residents and commuters can submit requests for potholes through a variety of channels. (DDOT crews will be identifying potholes as well.)

● Call the call center by dialing 311.

● Go online to

● Tweet at DDOT (@DDOTDC).

● Send an e-mail to

● Use the new DC311 smartphone application (available for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches).

Make sure you have the precise location of the pothole (including quadrant) and provide as much information as you can (like the size and depth of the pothole).

Once you’ve submitted a request, you can also track repairs by heading here:

DDOT aims to repair potholes within 48 hours (the normal response time is within 72 hours).

Crews have filled in 18,975 potholes during the last three Potholepaloozas, according to DDOT.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.



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