HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The town of Hempstead has declared war on potholes.
The reinforcements already have their hands full responding to complaints, TV 10/55 Long Island Bureau Chief Richard Rose reported Monday night.
As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, the town has summoned employees from other departments to assist highway workers to repair the large number of craters that have popped up following a barrage of winter storms.
Town Supervisor Kate Murray said Monday that trained employees from the Parks and Sanitation departments are being called upon, and workers from several other departments are being cross-trained to help out.
“Just like in a real war, we’re calling up reinforcements, increasing the number of town workers to fight the war on potholes,” Murray said.