Summit addresses snow melt and potholes

potholeSUMMIT – As the roads are cleared of snow and ice, motorists are now facing another obstacle to safe driving – potholes. Potholes develop as the result of the processes of freezing and thawing during winter months and can cause damage to roads, vehicle tires and alignment.

According to Beth Kinney, Summit’s director of Community Services, Summit Public Works’ crews have started repairing potholes with a temporary cold patch. Once warmer weather arrives, potholes will be permanently repaired.

Residents are encouraged to report potholes to Public Works by submitting a service request on the City of Summit website at or call the Department of Community Services at 908-273-6404. Provide a precise location if possible.

To report potholes encountered on county roads in Summit — Broad Street, Morris Avenue, River Road and parts of Ashland Road, Springfield Avenue and Passaic Avenue — go to: or call 908-789-3660.