Pothole Season Starts – Where Are They in Clawson?

Help your fellow drivers – and city staff – by putting out a warning about potholes you've seen or experienced.

If you spotted or drove through a pothole, tell us about it below in the comments. (Patch file photo)
If you spotted or drove through a pothole, tell us about it below in the comments. (Patch file photo)

By Ted Schnell

The polar vortex is gone and streets are clear of more than a foot of snow that preceded it. But the arrival of welcome warmer temperatures also seems to have sparked a bloom of potholes in the Detroit area.

Potholes are perennial, of course, but since the extreme cold subsided at the middle of last week, many have start to appear in Detroit and the suburbs, according to media reports. The spike is tied to the 55-degree swing in temperatures from extreme, subzero temperatures to unseasonable warm conditions that have neared 40 degrees.

Is the same true here in Clawson? Tell us where you spotted (or drove through) one by listing it in the comment box below so we can warn other drivers and give city road staff a heads up on what needs to be fixed.

You can also report potholes directly to the Michigan Department of Transportation online or at (888) 296-4546.

  • In Genesee County, call (810) 767-4920 or email potholes@gcrc.org
  • In Oakland County, call (877) 858-4804
  • In Macomb County, call (586) 463-8671
  • In Wayne County, call (888) 762-3273
joan.melms101 January 15, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Meijer drive was bad in the summer, but is even worse now. think I lost a wheel cover here.
s Harrell January 15, 2014 at 02:20 PM
I agree Meijer drive is bad really deep pot holes. Isn't that Troy though?
Joseph Boledovich January 18, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Nice to see that 14 Mile and Main St. are holding up pretty good. Agree with the Meijer Dr. complaints. Coolidge in Berkley, north of 12 Mile, is very bad as well.


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