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It's That Time of Year - Please Report Potholes, Drive with Care During Frequent Winter Freeze/Thaw Cycles

Our climate is quite volatile during the winter months, alternating quickly between mild and cold weather. These conditions result in the rapid formation of potholes. In some cases, a pothole can worsen in just a few hours. Although Public Works crews continually monitor more than 80 km of streets for these potholes and other issues, recent weather patterns have made the task more challenging, and help is needed from the public to find and fix issues.

During this time of frequent freeze/thaw cycles, the Town of Yarmouth is urging citizens to drive carefully and keep an eye out for puddles and/or broken asphalt within driving lanes. These are often signs that a pothole is close by.

Please Report Potholes

Report it by Phone

You can also report by phone at 902-742-9423. Office hours are 8:30-4:30 (leave a message after hours).

Report it Online with "SeeClickFix"

Using the Town's website, navigate to the Report a Problem page here:
You can also access this page by clicking on the "Report a Problem" icon on the home page. You can also download the See Click Fix app to your phone at the App Store and Google Play. The app lets you easily snap a picture, add the location using address or GPS, and send it for attention. Please send a photo and description (location and size) of the pothole. The more details, the better. NOTE: Potholes less than 2 inches deep will not be prioritized for repairs.

About the Formation of Potholes

Water seeps into cracks in the pavement. The water builds up and softens the ground under the road. The water freezes and expands, which pushes the pavement up. When the water under the pavement dries, a hole is left beneath the road. The pavement is now weakened. As soon as a car drives over this area, the pavement collapses, leaving behind a pothole.

Photo of a pothole