Chaveirim: We’re Dealing with Hundreds of Flats Due to Potholes; Committeeman Coles Says DPW Trying to Keep Up
Many vehicles have also sustained damages to their rims and other parts due to the potholes, Chaveirim says.
“We are also seeing vehicles getting two busted tires at once,” a Chaveirim member says.
But unfortunately, this serious issue isn’t just in Lakewood, it’s in many other towns around New Jersey and the tri-state area.
Committeeman Ray Coles, who serves as the liaison to the Department of Public Works explained that the roads are severely impacted by the severe weather condition the we’ve been experiencing this Winter.
The Committeeman explained that the potholes occur when water seeps beneath the pavement through cracks caused by the wear and tear of traffic, and as the temperatures drop, the water freezes and then expands, breaking the pavement.
But Committeeman Coles says the Department of Public Works is doing their part to try to rectify the issue, at least temporarily until they are able to fill the holes with hot patches when the weather improves.
“On Saturday, we had five trucks filling potholes around town,” says Coles.
The Committeeman said the crews used whatever supply they had left and are waiting on a new shipment to be able to continue the filling process. [TLS]