Pothole season is out to get us, Des Moines
Can you feel it? It's pothole season in Des Moines.
State of play: Our pothole situation is actually better than it's been in the past, said Jonathan Gano, Des Moines public works director.
- Only 2,000 reports of potholes have been filed since January, compared to the typical 5,000-7,000 reports filed in that time period, Gano said.
- We have a short cold freeze to thank for that, which made the concrete conditions better than normal.
Here are some of the toughest enemies our cars (and wallets) face.
Difficulty: Level 7
When you get off the interstate heading downtown, this sucker hides along the curve on Keosaqua Way.
Its special attack: The one-two punch. You think you've swerved to avoid one of the holes and BAM — the other one sneak attacks. Low blow, man.
Difficulty: Level 5
This buddy likes to hang outside Double Dragon off 2nd Avenue, just waiting for you to pass by.
The best combo: Dodge left when traveling north on this street. The potholes are the worst in the right lane.
Difficulty: Level 8
You're hanging out downtown (maybe scooping the loop) when this tough guy outside of Meredith suddenly appears.
It's super effective ... against bicycles, motorcycles and any other unsuspecting two-wheeled mobile that's rolling around downtown.
Konami code: If you see one of these bad boys, punch in 515-283-4950 to make a report or use the DSM My Mobile app.
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