The City of Topeka reports it filled over 17,000 potholes in the past year.
City Spokeswoman Molly Hadfield released the results of the repair efforts Wednesday morning.
“The cold, snowy weather has been hard on streets and water lines this year,” Hadfield said. “The freeze and thaw cycle creates a lot of movement in the streets, causing potholes and waterline breaks.”
In total, Hadfield said the city filled 5,449 potholes in 2019 so far, 12,275 in 2018, and 23,302 in 2017. The city has pushed efforts for the public to assist with spotting potholes to fix, including the SeeClickFix app to send in photos of road conditions.