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Pothole Problems: Where Are the Worst Road Craters in Mahwah?

Winter has done a number on the township's roads. As crews are working to repair potholes, Patch wants to know which you think are the worst.

It's been a rough winter, no one's questioning that. 

From snow days at school to salt shortages throughout the state, towns have had to deal with the inclement weather on a daily basis, Mahwah included. 

With the heavy snow and ice accumulations over the past couple of months, roads may have suffered the most, as small cracks in the pavement a few weeks ago have become tire-busting craters nearly impossible to avoid.

Each town has its share of notoriously bad potholes drivers try to avoid for fear of a blowout, or even worse.

Some township residents have been reporting potholes to the town via the Mahwah Delivers App, which has got us wondering: which roads have the worst potholes in town? Let us know in the comments, and if you've got a photo of a bad spot, be sure to send it over to jessica.mazzola@patch.com.
Mona Lot February 24, 2014 at 03:56 PM
West Airmount is atrocious needs to be repaved the entire length when it was dug up to repair the sewer line, the road, was never repair properly and the end nearest island road is awful,there is going to be accidents as cars try to avoid the pot holes.
Jonathan N. Marcus February 24, 2014 at 04:19 PM
Mona: At a prior Council meeting this past Fall, Mike Kelly had advised that the road was temporarily paved to allow it to reopen. I believe there was still some minor work that needed to be done to finalize the job. I believe he stated that a permanent paving job would be done this year. Let's pray for Spring to come soon!
Amanda Denike February 24, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Got a flat and a bent rim on Island Road last night thanks to a nice deep pothole. On the curve right past Airmount Road, heading northbound. Always has been pretty terrible.
you know February 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM
At the end of Darlington as you turn right onto 202.
Kathy Errico February 25, 2014 at 10:46 AM
How about cleaning the snow better. Mac Arthur is down to a lane and at some areas snd the corners need to be pushed back. And also as above the corner of Darlington and rt 202 both the pothole snd the snow.
Gary Evans February 25, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Last Friday night heading East on 87 towards NYC, around exits for Parkway and Palisades Parkway, I saw no less than 10 cars in a 1 mile stretch, all with flat tires from potholes on the NY Thruway. I slowed down, backed off, stayed in the lane with least number of potholes, and thanked God I have large tires and rims on my van.
Innocent Bystander February 25, 2014 at 07:13 PM
See sometime after 10 AM, the worst spot on Island (south area heading north) got semi-fixed, tough most others that were avoidable, were not filled: ditto for Ramsey. Maybe like salt, there's a shortage of asphalt? Best to avoid any night driving if you can, for now. Amanda, know anybody working in Wyckoff?
Constancio Almeida February 25, 2014 at 09:36 PM
Three weeks ago I had a flat that needed a new tire. Only 2500 miles on my new Elantra. I hate my Low profile tires-the worse any small pot hole will cut the tire and damage the rims. I now have 3k miles. I dread every pot hole I see and there's plenty. Start on N Ramapo avenue then right on to Route 202 South heading for Oakland. Pot holes start before Mahwah Business park then rte. 17 overpass then all the way on 202 until the Ramapo reservation. Pot holes ever 10-25 feet. Potholes stop all the way thru Oakland . None on 202 in Oakland so far. I try my best to zig zag trying to avoid the pot holes. Hit most and then hold my breath waiting for a blow out that will come soon. A blowout will cause a definite accident. Either that or get hit by another car trying to avoid the pot hole. Any solutions? I dread driving at night. Do not hear any solutions. Who is responsible for Rte 202. Island Road from Rte. 202 intersection all the way to Rte 17 overpass at Macarthur Blvd. massive pot holes.
JJJ March 04, 2014 at 05:23 PM
I lost a tire AND a donut (the donut bent and split no less). Hilltop is a mess and needs a pave job too.

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