Drive carefully out there, folks. Potholes just jumped to the top of the list of the worst thing about motoring in Montclair–leapfrogging all of the drivers who don’t stop at crosswalks, who employ the Jersey left, and those who text or consume lunch behind the wheel.
Montclair Township recently posted this pothole warning to their website:
“Roadways all over town — and throughout the state — are riddled with potholes. Potholes seem to appear out of nowhere and, if hit, can cause damage to vehicle tires and wheels.
Potholes are caused by the freeze and thaw cycles occurring during the winter and early spring months. Coupled with these cycles, snow, ice and rain enter into cracks in the pavement and groundwater rises to the surface from below. It then contracts and expands from temperature fluctuations, which causes the pavement to break open, creating a pothole…” (read the rest here.)
The Township is asking that residents report potholes by calling 973-509-5711. You can also list your candidate for the deepest, widest, most cavernous pothole on SeeClickFix Montclair, and report it in comments below.
For you “glass half full” types, at least there’s one upside: Less speeding.