NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – No doubt you’ve already driven over a few. Potholes are popping up on roads all across western Massachusetts.
Some Hampshire County residents say they’re fed up with the rough roads. Viewers have reported numerous potholes along Route 9.
MassDOT spokeswoman Amanda Richards told 22News they’ve received 31 calls for potholes along Route 9 since the first of the year, specifically in Hadley, Amherst, and Northampton.
Steven Keith of Hadley said, “There is a big pothole out on Amherst College that is probably about two and a half round and about a foot and a half deep. We hit it in our work truck the other day and thought we actually broke something on the truck.”
Richards told 22News that MassDOT district personnel are responsible for patching potholes on Route 9 between East St. and Middle Street.
MassDOT wants you to call them and report potholes. They said the sooner they’re notified, the sooner they can make repairs.
However, since it’s still so cold outside, crews can only place a temporary “cold patch” on the potholes for now.
If you see a pothole, please call MassDOT at 857-DOT-INFO (857-368-4636), Toll Free at 877-MA-DOT-GOV (877-623-6846), or visit our online contact information web page to send us an e-mail.