03/02/2013 12:23 pm ET

Chicago 'Pothole Season' 2013: CDOT Says Fewer Potholes So Far, But Worst Is Yet to Come

Story by Quinn Ford, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago:

'Tis the season to fill potholes.

That's according to officials at the Chicago Department of Transportation, who say March is generally the month the department gets the most requests to fix potholes around the city.

But this year, Chicago is on pace to have the least severe pothole season in at least four years, according to the CDOT numbers.

For the 2012-2013 "pothole season," which started in November, CDOT has received 13,043 customer service requests from city residents and has filled 143,474 potholes. Last season, the department received 24,066 requests and filled 239,730 potholes. If March numbers this season are close to the average, this winter could be the least severe in at least four years.

Read the full story at DNAinfo.