Friday Pothole Alert: Military Rd Update

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9)-- On Tuesday we warned you about all the huge craters on Military Road in Northwest Washington. A string of them running west and east from 16th Street to Oregon Avenue.

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) was alerted on Tuesday as well. DDOT promises to patch potholes within 3 business days after receiving a report. Which means Friday was the drop dead day. Well, Friday came a day early!

A WUSA9 producer was driving this route early Thursday morning when she saw 2 cars with flat tires because of hitting some of the pits in the westbound lanes. The producer put in an emergency phone call to DDOT and within 3 hours the agency was out patching up the street.

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So for those of you taking Military Road, with any luck, your morning commute should be smoother sailing this Friday morning.

It should be noted the District's Potholepalooza campaign was supposed to start Thursday. But DDOT spokesperson, Reggie Sanders, tells WUSA9 it is delayed until Tuesday, March 25 because of weather and schedules.

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Potholepalooza is an annual month-long DC tradition. DDOT adds extra staffing and makes pothole repairs in 48 hours versus the traditional 72 hours.

DDOT encourages drivers to report potholes by calling 311 from within the District, you can go online or you can email DDOT at There are also social media options. You can tweet to @ddotdc or go to the Potholepalooza 2014 Facebook page.

Then there is your other option: TELLWUSA9 and we will do the leg work for you to get a pothole fixed.


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