NEW JERSEY (WCBS 880) — It’s been one busy pothole season for New Jersey road crews, as WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports.

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New Jersey has had to spend about 20 percent more this year to fill potholes since spring. It was a brutal winter, says state transportation commissioner Jim Simpson.

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“We had five snow storms, particularly up in the north, and with the road conditions the way they are and with all the salt that we had to drop, it created a busier than normal year for potholes,” says Simpson. “We have about almost 150,000 potholes this year.”

Simpson says roving repair crews are winding down, but he knows potholes are still out there. So, drivers who spot or run over them are asked to call the DOT.

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Information about contacting the DOT about potholes can be found by clicking HERE.