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Area Crews Fill Potholes, Awaiting Warmer Weather For Real Road Repairs

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By Mike DeNardo

TANSBORO, N.J. (CBS) — Potholes.   They’re everywhere.   And road crews are working overtime to fill them.

Residents have been reporting potholes to the Camden County public works department nearly nonstop these days.

Drivers don’t have to look far to find them.

“There are some that are two to three inches deep,” said one woman.  “I mean, some are a foot deep!”

We caught up with a crew shoveling hot asphalt, called “hot patch,” into a series of holes along Taunton Road in Tansboro (top photo).

“The cold patch will last through to the next storm, pretty much. But the hot patch — it’s more like asphalt,” explains county truck driver Jimmy Johnson.  And, he points out, it will last longer.

But some roads are so damaged that entire sections need to be cut out and replaced, according to Camden County freeholder Ian Leonard.

“We’re actually doing cutouts of some places. The problem is, we have contractors who are willing to do that, but you need two or three days of dry weather. Unfortunately, we just can’t get that right now,” Leonard said today.

In the meantime, the pothole crews try to keep up.

 

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