(La Porte, IN) - The public is being urged to help fill in potholes in La Porte.
Mayor Tom Dermody said potholes are starting to emerge because of the recent mild weather, but municipal crews were recently out filling in the cavities.
Dermody is urging residents to lend a hand in the effort to fix potholes before they start becoming too numerous.
“Please, we want to hear from you,” said Dermody during Tuesday night's La Porte City Council meeting. The public can report potholes to La Porte Code Enforcement Director Jeff Batchelor at (219) 775-3610.
Last year, the city purchased a machine that keeps road material hot so it adheres better to potholes for a more permanent fix even during the winter when it's not so bitter cold. The effort is part of Dermody's mission for a pothole-free community.