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    Trying to avoid potholes in New Jersey? There's a map for that. NBC10's Ted Greenberg has the details. (Published Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014)

    Looking for a way to avoid potholes in New Jersey? It turns out there’s an app, and a map for that.

    A new interactive website shows pothole-weary drivers which areas to avoid. Vertices, an NJ-based company, created a special mapping site in which people can report potholes they come across in the garden state.

    “Everybody’s having a really hard time trying to figure out where these potholes are, as they happen,” said Keith Kim, operations manager of Vertices.

    Through the website, which launched on February 20, and smartphone app, users provide locations and comments about the potholes as well as descriptions, alerting drivers and repair crews.

    “In just over a week, we got more than 600 reports of potholes all over New Jersey,” Kim said. “Over 70 percent of those have been designated as dangerous.”

    Click here for instructions on how to download the app for your Apple and Android devices.