NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Transportation crews were out on pothole patrol Saturday.
Sixty crews fanned out across the five boroughs in a blitz to fill in potholes on residential streets and highways.READ MORE: NYPD: 4 Suspects In Custody After 3 Subway Riders Slashed Within Minutes In Lower Manhattan
The roads really took a beating this winter from all the snow and ice.
DOT officials say crews have already filled more than 65,000 potholes this year.
“It’s not just for motorists and for cyclists, but it’s for everybody who uses our streets, including the pedestrians, those who participate in the Open Streets program, Open Restaurants,” said New York City DOT Commissioner Henry Gutman.READ MORE: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Organizes Free Prom Dress Boutique For Freeport High School Students
The DOT says high season for potholes is December to June.
Officials say the average response time to a request to fix one is about three days.
According to the DOT, crews filled nearly 5,200 potholes Saturday.MORE NEWS: Crucifix Toppled, American Flag Destroyed At Brooklyn Church
To report a pothole, visit www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/contact/customer-service.shtml.