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Letter: Potholes abound on local roads

Bob Fitzgerald, a Levittown man fed up with

Bob Fitzgerald, a Levittown man fed up with the cracks and craters developing in his neighborhood roads, is shown filling the potholes himself on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Fitzgerald says he is incurring the ire of Nassau County and Hempstead Town officials in the process. Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

I recently drove 20 exits east on the Long Island Expressway, and what a marvel! I didn't encounter a single pothole.

Why is it that major roads in Nassau County, such as Jericho Turnpike and Glen Cove Road, have bone-jarring holes that could break your car's axle? What are our government officials doing?

No wonder that poor fellow in Levittown has taken to filling his local potholes with sand and tar ["Road warrior," News, Jan. 30].

Joyce Tobkes, Jericho


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