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Steady rain creates more pot holes

A large pothole on Van Ryn Avenue.

DENNIS WYATT/The Bulletin/


POSTED January 10, 2018 12:53 a.m.

The driver of a late model Honda wasn’t a happy camper Tuesday morning when he hit a pot hole in the middle of Van Ryn Avenue just south of the 120 Bypass overcrossing and heard a loud thud.
He stopped his car, got out to check for damage and then cursed before getting back in and driving off.
Steady rain means potholes are prone to pop up.
And given the City of Manteca needs to know where they are surfacing, drivers are being asked to go to the city website at ci.manteca.ca.us and click on “Quick Links” in the top menu bar and scroll down to “Contact Us On-Line” — (not online forms) — and then scroll down to streets and then click on potholes when the next screen pops up. There are also listings for flooding, road debris, sidewalk repair needs, and storm rain issues, street lights that need to be fixed, street signage issues, street sweeping and other street related issues.
When the pothole page comes up you can drag a balloon over the location of the potholes on a Google map and will be asked to describe the problem in the text box. You can also drag and drop a photo you may have taken of the problem.
Given that potholes need to be repaired when it is dry and fairly warm, it may take city crews a few days to address the issue.
Once you submit the form you will receive an email confirmation that the information is being sent to the proper person.
The website also has links to app stores for Android and iPhones to download mobile versions of the report form that are dubbed GORequest by GOGovApps.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email dwyatt@mantecabulletin.com

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