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In search of D.C.’s biggest unfilled potholes

Potholes proliferate as a chilly winter grinds on in Washington. This one is on 16th Street south of Kennedy NW. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

It’s been a harsh winter with bitter cold temperatures and high levels of snowfall, which has led to plenty of potholes on D.C. area roads and lots of grumbling from drivers as they hit the brakes to navigate them. (Related: Pothole tracker: Reports in the D.C. area)

We asked you to let us know where the biggest potholes in the D.C. area were. Have you seen larger potholes lurking on local roads? Let us know where they are (with photo, if possible) by tweeting @postlocal or posting in the comments below.

And here’s what you told us.







Here’s a look at other potholes spotted around the region.


Pothole patrol on Minnesota Ave NE #DC @DebraAlfarone @wusa9

— Danielle Gill (@DanielleRGill) February 19, 2014

This pothole in front of my apartment bldg is so big I hear they’re putting in a Starbucks — Chris Chester (@ChrisBChester) February 19, 2014

— Aris Kyriakopoulos (@DistrictOfAris) February 15, 2014

Here’s a shout out to crews for fixing some of the potholes out there.

To report a pothole in the D.C. region, here’s a list of government agencies willing to take your complaint.

Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.

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