Cartoon by Walt Handelsman

Ever since a Suffolk highway superintendent said in early March that Long Island's roads are being battered by a "pothole epidemic", newsday.com users have flooded our pothole map with requests for road repairs.

In all, 503 requests have been logged. Here is some data from the user reports:

Open tickets by county:
Suffolk: 291 requests
Nassau: 185 requests
Closed tickets: 27

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Top three towns in potholes reported:
Levittown: 40 requests
Centereach: 19 requests
Melville: 17 requests

Some notable roads with pothole problems:
Sunrise Highway: 18 requests
Northern State Parkway: 16 requests
Jericho Tpke: 8 requests

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