SUMMIT, NJ - The good news is that, after a spate of cold, snowy weather, Spring looks set to, well, finally spring.

The challenge? As 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, Director of Community Services, Public Works crews have started repairing potholes with a temporary cold patch. Once warmer weather arrives, potholes will be permanently repaired. Kinney also explains that Summit is in close contact with Union County about repairing the considerable number of potholes on County roads, including Broad Street, Morris Avenue, River Road, and parts of Ashland Road.

Residents are encouraged to report potholes to Public Works by submitting a service request on the City of Summit website at cityofsummit.org/servicerequest, or call the Department of Community Services at (908) 273-6404. Those reporting are asked to provide a precise location, if possible.

To report potholes encountered on Union County roads in Summit, go to: ucnj.org/report-a-pot-hole/, or call (908) 789-3660.