Winter hasn’t yet released its frigid grip on Winnipeg, but crews are already out combating the annual pothole problem the city faces.

Three City of Winnipeg crews have been hand-patching potholes on Bishop Grandin Boulevard and other areas.

Officials said they plan to ramp up efforts once temperatures rise to around 0 C.

When things are a bit warmer, patching machines and hand-asphalting crews will be deployed.

If you spot a pothole in Winnipeg, you’re asked to contact 311.