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New Yorkers fed up as post-storm potholes cause multiple lane closures

BROOKLYN (PIX11) - The DOT is working to improve the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn as potholes are becoming a major problem across the five boroughs after the storm.

Two eastbound lanes of the Belt Parkway will be closed between Knapp Street and Flatbush Avenue Thursday night, and two westbound lanes will be closed Friday night.

It’s a major pothole improvement project for a road that’s taken a beating from the bad weather.

From Flatbush Avenue to the FDR in Manhattan, to a tremendous pothole on Belt Parkway, ice and snow are breaking New York City ground.

Ezra Bibi spent over two hundred dollars to replace his tire that was overpowered by potholes.

Potholes are popping up on Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill where it was riddled by potholes.

There is a daily patrol blog put out by the NYC DOT showing progress.

According to the DOT, since Jan. 1st 925 DOT crews have filled more than 61,100 potholes, including nearly 17,000 in Brooklyn and more than 24,000 on arterials.

DOT officials say two eastbound lanes will be closed between Knapp Street and Flatbush Avenue tonight and two westbound lanes closed tomorrow night; motorists are advised to use alternate routes.


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