A pothole is an irregular-shaped, shallow hole or crack in the roadway surface. Its bottom is easily visible and it may be partially filled with mud, dirt, or loose gravel. The highway surface around the pothole is level.
If the defect is deep or hollow or it's located next to a catch basin, it is considered a cave-in, not a pothole.
What Happens Next
The Department of Transportation (DOT) will fill the pothole within 30 days.