HAMILTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There’s a bumper crop of potholes and New Jersey transportation crews are trying to get rid of them.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the state typically fills 180,000 potholes a year, but this season has been a little more challenging.

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“We intend to repair or fill 300,000 potholes,” Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox said.

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Fox said the harsh winter is to blame for the uptick in potholes.

“When you have a lot of ice, which we did this past winter, it causes more damage than sometimes when you have a lot of snow,” the commissioner said.

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This year, New Jersey DOT is using 13 pothole-filling machines in addition to road crews.