This winter has been particularly rough on our roads and highways. Potholes erupt wherever water or snow melt slips though cracks in pavement, and many of these are not just an inconvenience – they can be a major hazard causing serious damage to vehicles.
Different roads are maintained by different jurisdictions, but each jurisdiction has dedicated crews who try to fix the potholes as soon as is feasible. If you spot or hit a pothole, you should try to report it as soon as possible. Below are phone numbers and e-mail addresses where you can report any potholes directly to the jurisdiction in charge.
NEW YORK STATE HIGHWAYS AND ROADS: 1-800-POTHOLE (1-800-768-4653)
NASSAU COUNTY ROADS: 516-571-6900 (or email Pothole_emergencies@nassaucountyny.gov)
TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD ROADS: 516-489-5000 ext. 3471 (Highway Department)
TOWN OF OYSTER BAY ROADS: 516-677-5757
VILLAGE OF GARDEN CITY ROADS: 516-465-4004 (or email email@example.com)
VILLAGE OF HEMPSTEAD ROADS: 516-489-3400 x270 (Public Works Department)
VILLAGE OF FARMINGDALE ROADS: 516-249-0093 x2 (or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are emailing any of the above, be sure to include “POTHOLE REPAIR NEEDED” (or similar) in the subject line, so it can be routed to the appropriate repair division.