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Binghamton public works employees are working to fill some of the biggest potholes throughout the city but they're facing a difficult task.

The series of snowstorms and the freeze-thaw cycle have resulted in unusually large numbers of potholes throughout the entire region with a month left in winter.

Crews this morning focused on one

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especially devastated section of Riverside Drive. The street was closed to all traffic between Oak and Murray streets to enable workers to safely make repairs.

A "hot patch" asphalt mix was being used to fill crater-like openings that have made driving on the busy roadway hazardous.

Drivers who wish to report potholes in the city of Binghamton may do so by calling 607.772.7020. Pothole problems also may be reported online by going to the "request a service" section of the city's website.

The New York State Department of Transportation operates a toll-free pothole hotline. Motorists may call 800-POT-HOLE to inform the agency of issues on state-maintained roadways.