LACKAWANNA COUNTY — It is no secret, there are pothole problems in our area and beyond.
The salt, plows, freezing weather and thaw have made a mess of roadways and caused some serious headaches for drivers.
More than a dozen drivers were left stranded for about an hour Friday night after they hit a large pothole on the Central Scranton Expressway heading into downtown Scranton.
A police officer responded to about 15 drivers and vehicles with blown tires.
An emergency PennDOT crew was called to patch the hole in Scranton.
We also went to to our WNEP-TV Facebook page, asking folks for the worst potholes in our area.
Many mentioned the intersection of Seventh Avenue and West Linden Street in Scranton. It is packed with potholes.
“The potholes in the city are horrible, absolutely horrible, they are everywhere, and I work at the University and all the roads around here, it’s just horrendous,” said Debbie Jennings of Clifford Township.
One person posted on Facebook that the worst spot for potholes was “…the whole City of Scranton. “
Another posted that Schuylkill County should be renamed “Pothole County.”
A third person wrote there are potholes on “…every stinking road.”
Another spot several people posted about was Viewmont Drive in Dickson City.
And on Main Street in Nanticoke, Newswatch 16 found some large potholes.
“They do pave them, but I don’t know if they do an alright job or not, that’s my opinion,” said Gary Tagnani of Nanticoke.
“Oh the potholes are freaking nasty, some are like this and like this. We hit one in the school van, and I thought we broke something on it. They actually stopped the van,” said David Wildoner of Glen Lyon.