Potholes are popping up all over Bay Area streets and highways. Here’s how the rains do their nasty damage

Ethel Walsh

Anybody who drives, rides a bus or bike or even walks has very likely observed that this winter’s prodigious precipitation has created a bumper crop of potholes.

The tire-popping, wheel-busting, ankle-twisting potholes are popping up all more than as the incessant rainfall pools and puddles and performs its way into cracks in the pavement, the place it seeps downward, eroding the underside of the asphalt and the base products that lie beneath. The pavement sinks or disintegrates into chunks and turns into a pothole.

Caltrans and Bay Region community performs departments and 311 assistance traces have been inundated with complaints about potholes and crews have struggled to try and fill them — at minimum temporarily.

According to Caltrans’s Bay Region office environment, the agency has been given 391 reviews of potholes on the Bay Area’s freeways and state highways due to the fact the start of the yr in comparison to 308 in the comprehensive month of January 2022. As of Thursday, San Francisco had gained 321 stories of potholes and managed to fill 301 of them. Social media web pages are, also, flooded with complaints about potholes.

As extended as the rain continues to slide — and forecasts say it will — potholes will maintain opening up ruts and holes in the pavement, producing for rough rides and, in some instances, blown tires and bent rims on autos and expensive visits to auto fix retailers.

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