State lawmakers exempted the state from having to reimburse drivers for pothole-releated damages during winter months.
Any drivers around the five boroughs of New York City or in New Jersey can now download an app to help others spot where the potholes are.
The TRIP report said fuel is needlessly wasted when drivers sit in traffic. Experts said not enough has been invested into roadways.
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.
State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti has called on the state Department of Transportation to shift repairs into emergency mode.
Potholes, road salt and other wintertime hazards have wreaked havoc on cars all across the region.
Mayor de Blasio has waged a war against potholes in New York City.
Even as crews patch potholes, new and existing craters continue to surface.
Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.
Motorists are advised that two southbound lanes will be closed between 49th Street and the UN underpass.
The crash took place on the northbound side near 59th Street. It was not clear whether pot holes played a role in the accident but one vehicle had suffered obvious axle damage.
The potholes have caused hazardous driving conditions. At one point on Friday, more than a dozen cars were pulled over on the shoulder of the Belt in Mill Basin, Brooklyn.
Potholes have been claiming tire after tire and car after car around the Tri-State area. The situation has gotten so bad that one highway had to be shut down for part of the weekend to undergo repairs.
The swings in temperature have carved out craters in roads across the Tri-State Area and cars that were buried by plows now have a coating of ice, making for interesting escape plans.
Limousine driver Bob Fitzgerald, 55, has been filling potholes in Levittown himself for a couple of years after he said it became so frustrating waiting for the town to do the job.