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Some news updates after this morning's pothole roundup (see N&O story with reader comments and where-to-report-pothole phone numbers):
- The city of Durham asks Bull City residents to report potholes, and explains here what it's doing to fix them.
- NCDOT also wants to hear about potholes, and explains how it patches holes with "cold mix" asphalt until the hot stuff is available.
Meanwhile, NCDOT cites pothole-safety tips from the AAA motor club:
- Avoid swerving. Swerving can cause loss of vehicle control.
- Slow down. Carefully avoid impact with potholes. If a pothole can’t be avoided, slow down. Hitting a pothole at a high speed increases the chance of damage to the vehicle, and losing control.
- Roll through. Rolling through the pothole is better than braking rapidly.
- Properly inflate tires. Over-inflated and under-inflated tires increase risk of tire and wheel damage.
- Avoid puddles that may conceal a deep pothole.
If you're ready to add your contribution to about 100 potholes posted on our collaborative pothole map, you can do it here. Here's a tinyurl link you can share with your friends: http://tinyurl.com/potholes2010.