First came the snow; now come the potholes

JERSEY CITY – As the snow begins to melt, thanks to several heavy rains and a couple days of mild temps, a new problem is slowly beginning to emerge: potholes.
Every year it’s the same ritual. It snows. Public works departments throughout the county plow and salt the streets. This leads to either the creation of new potholes or the expansion of old ones.
This year it’s no different, but the problem is likely exacerbated by the area’s high snowfall totals for the season thus far. So, as towns throughout Hudson County brace for a week without snow accumulation, for a change, public works departments are turning their attention from snow clean-up to the mending of potholes.
Beginning Tues., Feb . 8 in Jersey City, for example, one DPW crew has been reassigned to fixing potholes from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. This crew will start with emergency calls that have already been received and then work each day in a different part of the city to address other pothole complaints.

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