It's that time of year again when potholes in local roads can be a jarring problem if you drive. So here's your chance to get that pesky pothole fixed in Yakima.
Yakima city officials say potholes are not uncommon because of the weather and the freeze and thaw cycle that happens we saw last winter. The potholes are started by rain or snow that seeps into small cracks in the pavement. A city news release says the “freeze-thaw cycle” "causes moisture to contract and expand; increasing the size of the cracks. As vehicles travel over these cracks, the asphalt pavement begins to loosen, thereby creating potholes."

You can be the eyes for city workers who try and repair all the potholes

City crews are always looking for the potholes to repair them as quickly as possible to reduce damage to vehicles and the roadway but they can't find all of them. That's where you come in. With over 400-miles of streets in the City of Yakima, the City is asking for help in reporting potholes.

You can report a pothole today check the link below

“Having residents and community members reporting the locations of potholes, greatly assists Public Works in their effort in repairing them in a timely manner,” says Public Works Director Scott Schafer. “More eyes on an issue provide for better results.”

Potholes can be reported using the City’s “Yak Back” feature at or calling the City’s Street Repair Hotline at (509) 576-6713.

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