It’s Pothole Season
Winter does a job on roads here in the Binghamton area. It's actually a problem in the whole northeast. I know on my commute into work, there are a few potholes that I have to remember to avoid on a daily basis. Now with the detour on Front St. I've been taking the Brandywine and turning on to Henry St. to get to the station. There are a bunch of potholes under the railroad overpasses that will mess up your car for sure if you hit them hard enough. I'm hoping all the potholes in our area will get fixed by either the state, the county, or the cities. I hate when you're driving along and you see a pothole at the last minute and you don't have time to react. Some of them are so big and so deep that when you do hit them you'd swear the fillings in your teeth rattle. Not to mention the damage it can do to your car. It could blow out your tire, damage the tierods, or just mess up the alignment on your vehicle.
If you know of potholes that you would like to see patched, the New York State Department of Transportation pothole hot-line is open 24 hours a day. Just call 1-800-POTHOLE. That number is for potholes on state highways only. In the city of Binghamton, you can report potholes by calling (607)772-7020. Pennsylvania also launched their pothole blitz this week and they are encouraging people to report pothole locations on state roads by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD. Hey Pennsylvania, you can start by Paving I-81 North and South from the New York State Line to at least the Lenox exit.
Where are the biggest potholes that you have seen so far this year?