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Jersey City Mayor Seeks Public’s Help On Potholes

FILE - A pothole (file/credit: Getty Images)

FILE – A pothole (file/credit: Getty Images)

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Jersey City’s mayor wants people to help him fix the city’s pothole problem.

The streets in Jersey City have been battered by snow and freezing temperatures and are now pockmarked with potholes. So Mayor Steven Fulop is reaching out to the public.

Fulop has asked the public to call in or send photos of pothole locations.

“We’re trying to be as proactive as possible,” Fulop told 1010 WINS. “It’s a real significant problem and we’re trying to prioritize based on feedback by residents.”

Photos can be submitted using the city’s mobile app, called Jersey City RRC Fix-It. The app is free in the iTunes and Android mobile app stores.

Residents can also visit www.jerseycitynj.gov and scroll down to find the Resident Response Center logo and fill out an online request form.

Fulop says public works crews have been deployed since last week around the city. He says they’re using high-tech equipment that can fill a pothole in 90 seconds or less.

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