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With the winter storms over, road crews are busy filling potholes. But there are plenty of them out there.

Under state law, local governments can deny drivers’ claims over damage caused by potholes if they don’t know about them or aren’t given enough time to fix them. To help spread the word about potholes to other drivers and to local road officials, you can leave information about potholes below in the comment field.

We can’t guarantee the potholes will be filled, but we do know some local road officials are faithful Road Warrior readers.

Don Rivers, regional manager for Caltrans’ North Bay region maintenance, said the number of potholes reported this past winter was fairly normal. He said when someone calls in to report a pothole, “we try to respond that day.”

If you want to report a pothole directly to local government, here’s how:

–For Caltrans, call 762-6641.

–For Petaluma, call 778-4303.

–For Rohnert Park, call 588-3300

–For Santa Rosa, there’s an online reporting form that you can find by CLICKING HERE.

–For Sonoma County, call 565-5100.

To read a past story about pothole claims and why they’re almost always denied, CLICK HERE.

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  1. Scott Worley

    look out for a long deep pothole on Point Reyes – Petaluma Road, just North of the San Antonio Road turn off, drivers side of the SOUTHBOUND lane. There is a house on the left, just before the pothole that bubbled two new tires on the drivers side of my Subaru. It als got a friends honda today, drivers side front tire blown. Careful!!

    February 26th, 2013 8:52 pm

  2. Kurt Callies

    Highland Ave, Penngrove.
    Has a section of pavement that has been bad for a couple years. Since this long awaited rain this section of road is eroding quickly. Please check it out. The more time goes by, the bigger (and more expensive) the repair is going to get. People try to dodge the deep potholes by crossing to the uphill side of the road. Major safety issue, for kids and drivers!
    Hope this get’s an ear. Kurt

    March 1st, 2014 12:51 pm

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