Pothole Patrol zeroes in on craters, patchwork in the Town of Hempstead

News 12's Facebook commenters asked us to head to the Town of Hempstead and check out some the trouble spots that we've seen in photos taken there.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2021, 10:58 PM

Updated 1,142 days ago

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Thunderbolt 12 rolled out on Pothole Patrol on Monday, taking stock of some rough roads in Nassau County.
News 12's Facebook commenters asked us to head to the Town of Hempstead and check out some the trouble spots that we've seen in photos taken there.
Among the biggest craters was found on Miriam Parkway and Silver Street in Elmont.
Town Supervisor Don Clavin refused to speak with News 12 on the matter right now, but later the town issued a statement saying they are filling 1,000 potholes a day.
They also said in a statement that the town "encourages residents to report potholes on town roads by calling 516-489-5000 or by contacting us on our social media pages."
But one resident says no one has come to fill the potholes in front of his Silver Street home. A few blocks away, Boyd Canty has mixed feelings about the filled holes in front of his home.
"This is really not acceptable just to see a patched-up hole," says Canty.
Canty says the potholes are never fixed properly, saying big storms can't be used as an excuse every year.
Other viewers pointed us to the Sunken Meadow State Parkway, where they say they've seen multiple blowouts. Another says getting on the Robert Moses from Sunrise Highway is like "one giant rumble strip."
And another viewer says Sunrise Highway westbound just before Exit 51 is in need of repaving.
If you have pothole problems, share them with us using the hashtag #12potholepatrol or #12potholes.


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