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Want a smooth ride? Check out this pothole map

NBC News4 mapped all the known potholes in D.C.

It's pothole season. (Photo by Flickr user _chrisUK, used under a Creative Commons license)

‘Tis the season for freezing temperatures, and devastating pothole formations. NBC News4 went through the D.C. Department of Transportation’s pothole catalog and created a map of all the known potholes in D.C.
The team found that:

  • DDOT, which shoots for a 72-hour repair period, reaches that goal 71 percent of the time.
  • 59 percent of the pothole calls the agency receives come from Northwest D.C., but only 3 percent come from the Southwest.
  • Some potholes went almost an entire year without getting fixed.
  • Potholes are “like vampires, they never die unless you put a stake in their hearts and so they always come back and that’s the problem.” That’s according to John Townsend, the spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
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