The cold snap has been playing “havoc” with Tayside roads, with huge potholes appearing.
Council staff have been working hard to repair the battered roads following complaints.
A huge crater at the top of Victoria Street in Monifieth was among the potholes causing problems for motorists.
Monifieth and Sidlaw Liberal Democrat councillor Ben Lawrie launched a “pothole patrol” last year and is taking to the streets again this year.
He said: “Cold conditions have been playing havoc. Water gets into cracks in the road and when it freezes, it expands, rupturing the surface and leaving a void below the surface when it melts again.
“The constant freezing and thawing makes it a prime time for nasty potholes to form. When we’re all active in reporting potholes, we all get to enjoy safer roads.”
The RAC said it attended 3,565 reported call-outs during the second quarter of 2017, reaching motorists with cars suffering broken suspension springs, damaged shock absorbers and distorted wheels after driving through potholes.
That compares with 2,275 pothole-related calls for help in the same period in 2016.
Mr Lawrie added: “We can’t fix what we don’t know about.
“That’s why it’s so important for people to let us know about potholes when they see them.”