RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. ? Potholes pop up like crocuses in late winter and early spring, and public works departments in the Rivertowns are on call to fill them.
The Hastings-on-Hudson Department of Public Works receives pothole reports from residents by email, telephone and letter for emergency repair and begins permanent repair work in the spring, secretary Marie Oelkers said. "We do fill potholes in the winter months, but the [cold asphalt] patches are not as permanent," Oelkers said. "We make sure there aren't any large potholes and repair them as soon as possible."
Hastings residents may email pothole reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dobbs Ferry Public Works Department does cold patch repairs during the winter, and residents may report problems to by telephone at 914-693-5506 or by email at email@example.com, said general foreman Gary Gardner.
"We try to fill them as quickly as we can with cold patch and then we do the major repairs in the spring," Gardner said. "We also have a plan where we repave a couple of streets each year on a rotation basis."
According to the Automobile Club of America, deep potholes an cause damage to vehicles, including wheel misalignment, tire ruptures and broken and bent shock absorbers, springs and struts.
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