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'Pothole patrol' tackles Patchogue roadways

Luis Arias, of Patchogue, walks along Nottingham Avenue

Luis Arias, of Patchogue, walks along Nottingham Avenue in Patchogue as another snowstorm hits the region on Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, 2014. Credit: James Carbone

Patchogue’s public works crews are repairing potholes before they pose a public safety and health threat, village officials said.

Workers plan to fix the worst holes first, officials said at Monday’s village board meeting.

“While the crews will be on the streets every day that weather allows filling potholes … We are going to repair those that pose a serious threat to health and safety, or could lead to a catastrophic and expensive failure of the roadway,” Trustee Joseph E. Keyes said.

While Keyes didn’t have a total number of village potholes needing maintenance, he said the public works department could handle the job.

“While there’s some break in the weather, we have a pothole patrol” that is on the streets and making reports, he said, noting that Bay and South Ocean avenues have some of the worst potholes in village.

“The weather this year has done damage to our streets,” deputy mayor Jack Krieger said after the meeting.

Residents can email information about potholes to potholes@patchoguevillage.org.

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