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Pothole Problem Plagues New Jersey

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The recent weather has left New Jersey roads in serious need of repair. All the snowfall this season has resulted in plows digging up potholes all over the Garden State and causing damage to vehicles trying to maneuver the roads. So Hank hit the road to find some of the biggest ditches and competed with himself in a game of pothole golf!

Hank first hit up Dory Dilts Road in Hunterdon County before he moved on to the main drag of Interstate 287 where bumpy uneven pavement seemed par for the course.

Hank then headed down south to Howell and Trenton to finish up the “back-nine”. While the traffic there wasn’t as heavy, the potholes were still present on almost every roadway.

Throughout Hank’s journey he came across some Department of Transportation workers patching up some of the potholes statewide, a task that almost seems never-ending.

One business is booming from the uneven gravel however, and that’s car repair and tire shops. Livingston Tire owner Mike Kirwan says that he is extremely busy and he’s also knowledgeable about the roads you want to avoid.

“280 Kennedy Parkway right here which is around the corner, Livingston Avenue, Shrewsbury which is up the block. I’ve had people in here, customers said yesterday that as they were dropping their car off on Sunday they recognized each other from the same pothole,” he said.

Pothole golf can be a dangerous sport, so it’s not recommended for people to try on busy roads and intersections. So swing with caution.


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