As temperatures fluctuate between above and below zero over the next few weeks, the number of potholes on city streets is sure to increase. Alberta Motor Association Technical Services Manager Randy Loyk says drivers need to follow a few simple tips in order to avoid what could be some costly repair bills.

“Going into April and May, it is probably the worst time of the year because of the melt and freeze cycles that damage the roadways.  So it is important for drivers to be aware of their surroundings, slowdown, and just be aware of what you are driving into.”

Grande Prairie, along with several other Alberta communities, have online resources available that allow residents to report potholes. In Grande Prairie, you can do so by visiting www.seeclickfix.com, and typing in the city’s name.