Wilkes-Barre updates pothole hotline

Three large potholes on North Street cause cars to swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic in this file photo. The City of Wilkes-Barre has launched a pothole hotline. - Aimee Dilger | Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — City officials have launched a hotline for motorists to report potholes, but a statement issued Monday contained an incorrect number.

Callers are asked to dial 570-208-4237, or the main DPW line at 208-4240 and provide the nearest street address or intersection of the pothole. Several dedicated DPW crews, known as the “Pothole Patrol,” have been designated to address the holes, officials said.

Three large potholes on North Street cause cars to swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic in this file photo. The City of Wilkes-Barre has launched a pothole hotline.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_TTL012816Potholes1-2.jpgThree large potholes on North Street cause cars to swerve into the oncoming lane of traffic in this file photo. The City of Wilkes-Barre has launched a pothole hotline. Aimee Dilger | Times Leader