ELIZABETH, NJ - They are loathed and seemingly impossible to completely avoid.

'They' are potholes and, with winter weather finally making its way out of the Hilltop City, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers.

To report a pothole or any other issue with a Union County road, residents are instructed to use an online form available through the Union County Department of Public Works and Facilities Management at ucnj.org/pot-hole. County roads are identified by their blue route signs, which include the letters “CR” followed by a three-digit number.

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Persons without Internet access can report potholes on Union County roads by calling 908-789-3660.

For potholes on state highways, call the New Jersey Department of Transportation at 1-800-POTHOLE or use the online form at state.nj.us/transportation.

For local roads, contact the municipality in which the road is located. Links for all 21 Union County municipalities are available by visiting ucnj.org/municipalities.

To plan a commute around major road projects that may disrupt traffic patterns in Union County, visit the "Road Construction Update" page at ucnj.org/traffic.