Was that a gunshot? No, you're just driving in Shreveport and hit a pothole. Get used to it.

The ugly truth is that our town is absolutely filled with massive potholes. I'm talking about potholes that are so massive, they look like the Earth is literally caving in, in that spot.

Potholes here will scare any driver, during literally any commute. Think about it, when's the last time you made a full commute and didn't have to swerve from harm's way to avoid a pothole? Now, here's the big question... What do you do when you cannot avoid the pothole and it completely messes your ride up?

Finally, I got the answer for you!

You file a claim of course! Duh, right? I mean everyone knows this.... But, do you know where and how to file that claim?

The truth is, filing a claim after pothole damage can be confusing in terms of where and how, but I got you covered. According to the DOTD, for Shreveport it falls under District 04 and the first number you should call after pothole damage is 318-549-8300 or 1-800-762-1852.

As someone who has spent my entire life in Shreveport, I really never knew there was a place to contact within the DOTD to file a claim. I mean I have popped probably 6-7 tires on ruthless potholes in Shreveport since I began driving. There was one recently near the radio station that could virtually swallow a car whole. Luckily, the city got that one fixed, but there are many other Shreveport black holes lurking around.

The number  listed above isn't only for Shreveport, it also applies to Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River and Webster Parishes.

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