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See a Pothole in Salem? Here's How to Report It

Is there a big pothole on your street? Let the city know.

File photo.
File photo.

The city of Salem issued the following release Monday: 

As the warmer weather approaches and snow is melting, potholes become more apparent and prevalent on Salem’s roadways. The City’s Department of Public Services (DPS) is tasked with repairing these holes and maintains a regular protocol for doing so.

If you know of a pothole on a public roadway, please help the City keep our roads in good repair by reporting it directly to DPS by emailing potholes@salem.com or calling 978-744-3302

When you email or call, be sure to include the exact address or a location description, along with a contact name and telephone number if possible. Feel free to send any photos, as well.

While reporting a pothole does not guarantee it will be immediately repaired that day, it will be added to the list for DPS crews to fix. DPS prioritizes potholes based on their severity and attempts to work in geographic clusters to maximize efficiency of resources.

Jack Carver February 25, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Thats not a pot hole, Its a window to the past to a time of Trolley cars traveling on cobble stone streets
Arlene Price February 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM
I have made phone calls and reported the pot holes on Tremont St. Several times ,also the hole in front of our driveway which is becoming dangerous . Received a letter in the fall saying Tremont St. would be resurfaced . I see nothing but bigger holes . One of these days my little car is going to get sucked up by one of those holes .

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