DDOT Looking Out For Craters On Earth | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

DDOT Looking Out For Craters On Earth

Play associated audio

By Stephanie Kaye

Potholes threaten to be the next roadway hazard, as D.C. digs its streets out of the snow. Department of Transportation spokesperson Karyn LeBlanc says, big or small, the agency hopes to hear from local residents about any pothole hazards.

"We're asking people to report everything," she says. "You can call 311 at the Mayor's call center. You can go online to dc.gov and do an online request." LeBlanc also says DDOT is on Twitter; you can follow DDOT at DDOTDC.

And then there's "Potholepalooza," a city campaign to help identify and fix any offending craters.

"'Potholepalooza' was a month-long campaign we did last year," LeBlanc says. "We'll do something similar this year."

You can send email to Potholepalooza once the campaign gets underway. Callers should identify the location of any hazards using as much detail as possible, including the approximate size and depth of the pothole.

NPR

In 'Transparent,' Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair

Amazon Studios' Transparent features a slate of well-known actors playing a family dealing with the revelation that the person they'd known as Mort, their father, is a transgender woman.
NPR

Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
NPR

Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
NPR

Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.