Potholes possible in northern Indiana as warm temperatures lead to melting ice underneath roadways

Indiana is getting a break from freezing temperatures this week, but that also comes with the possibility of more potholes forming across the area.

Potholes are formed when ice underneath pavement melts and traffic weakens the roadway, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

If the weather allows, crews will seal or repair a pothole as a temporary fix until repaving or a permanent seal can be applied when temperatures get warmer in the spring.


For potholes on interstate roads, U.S. highways and numbered state routes, call INDOT at 1-855-464-6368 in St. Joseph, LaPorte and Marshall counties or 1-866-227-3555 in Elkhart, Kosciusko and LaGrange counties or report it online.

To report a pothole on a county road that isn’t within the limits of a city, call one of the following highway departments:

To report a pothole on a road within city limits, call one of the following city street or public works departments:

For traffic, weather and breaking news text alerts sent direct to your cell phone, text NEWS to 45364.

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