Pothole claims spike in 2017 as Ottawa roads batter vehicles

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, November 29, 2017

More people want money from Ottawa City Hall as compensation for their dinged-up vehicles.

The number of pothole-related vehicle damage claims received by the city has increased by 411 so far in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the city.

The statistics are in a written response published Wednesday as part of a transportation committee agenda. Coun. Diane Deans asked the city solicitor’s office about the claims in light of the harsh winter at the beginning of the year.


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