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Tell Us: Potholes in Smithtown

Snow may be gone from the streets, but potholes are opening up in its place.

Just as apples and stripped bass have their prime season, so too do potholes. They are predictable, unavoidable and a sometimes dangerous rite of passage on Long Island.   

These gravelly, asphalt mini graves are the scourge of any commute, spilling coffee and jarring your teeth at every opportunity.

Snow piles are still visible two weeks after the blizzard of 2013 slammed the region. Freezing and unfreezing of asphalt creates stress. Roads also took a beating, snow plows scrapping and pounding the pavement as they cleared roadways.

The net result: The roads around Smithtown need fixing.

Patch is on a quest to uncover the roadways and intersections with the worst potholes. So sound off in the comments section and sound the alarm. Your car – and that minivan full of kids on the way to practice – will thank you.

And don’t forget to check our Smithtown traffic map, powered by Mapquest.

Dave M. February 27, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Moriches Road in Head of the Harbor. BAD. But they weren't from plowing since plowing was negligible. Potholes were there beforehand - just from neglect.
CMarie February 27, 2013 at 07:07 PM
On Edgewood in front of the old broken down mansion that's condemned. I try to avoid them but they get me every time. I agree that Moriches Rd needs some attention too.
stjamesBri February 27, 2013 at 09:04 PM
I know this is a state road but 25A in St. James from in front of the fish store all the way to the corner of Edgewood when making the right. Potholes the entire way, no way you can avoid them. I think part of the problem is a water main under the street but all they ever do is patch the road. The entire thing needs to be scraped off and refinished. It's a mess.
Cause That's Where The Gas Is February 27, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Can you fix the Red Arrow on Route 111 South at the intersection at Route 347? The arrow was improperly installed directly over the center lane instead of the left lane. It's extremely confusion.
Jeanne February 28, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Again regarding route 25A in St. James, the roadway between the overhead railroad trestle and the 7 11 store, is slightly smoother than a road in a third world country.
Tom February 28, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Hawkins Ave, Edgewater Ave.. Almost unpassble..
Hill February 28, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Stardom Court in St. James has never been repaved since the houses were built 30 years ago. It is a mess, we have asked the town for years to pave it with no success. I have seen so many roads and courts paved 2 or 3 times in my 19 years here, why are we being left out?
Art Vandelay March 12, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Vets and Old Willets Intersection... been there for over a year at least

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