Due to the rough winter, Essex County, New Jersey is experiencing by far, the worst potholes they've ever had in almost thirty years. These pesky potholes are being filled by Essex County workers who on average fix 100 potholes a day!
The workers are sent out in two trucks with ten crew members covering 400 miles of county roads. They keep the asphalt at temperatures between 280 to 290 degrees. Workers shovel the tar out from the back of their trucks and cover each individual hole and then tap them down to make it smooth to street level.
Sadly, the problem won’t be going away anytime soon because of the tiny cracks left in the streets. These holes can fill up with water and eventually expand into potholes. Good news however, is if there are any unreported potholes, Essex County residents can report the problem by going to http://www.essex-countynj.org/
Workers are then notified and can work on repairing the issue!Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!