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Paterson Consumed By Pesky Potholes

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Paterson, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Five years ago a woman was awarded $27,000 after she sued the city of Paterson, New Jersey for falling in a pothole and injuring herself.

Unfortunately, the pothole situation in Paterson hasn’t gotten any better and one deep crevasse at the corner of Wabash and Alabama Avenues is so big that it looks like a meteor had landed there.

At this busy intersection drivers have to dodge two big potholes which are about four to five inches deep and one smaller one, and apparently that’s not even the worse of it!

A Paterson police officer confirmed that there were even bigger potholes by the bridge on Wayne Avenue and Front Street.

Just getting to the potholes by the bridge takes you down a road with even more potholes! Cars had to swerve around a bunch of ditches in the road just to make it down the block. These potholes were estimated to be about six to eight inches deep and were unavoidable because they were one after the other.

Paterson's Public Works Director Chris Coke said that Paterson is in a "real predicament", but potholes are not just a problem exclusive to Paterson. All municipalities are dealing with them from the harsh winter we are having. Coke assured residents that crews are out there filling in these potholes the best they can.

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