The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has launched a statewide effort after weeks of heavy rainfall have brought with it an increase in the number of potholes.

In order to help combat the pothole problem, SCDOT is launching a “Pothole Blitz” across the state by focusing our Maintenance crews on repairing potholes across the state for the next several weeks.

Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin said “It is expected that these additional efforts will take several weeks before we return to normal patching activities,” adding that employees will be working extended hours. “Please use caution while driving and watch out for our work crews out on the roads trying to make these temporary repairs.”

The public is asked to help SCDOT by reporting potholes via SCDOT’s website or calling the SCDOT Pothole Hotline at 1-855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368).