Massachusetts Among States With Worst Pothole Problems

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new report ranks Massachusetts in the top 10 states with the worst potholes.

The report from QuoteWizard, a site that sells insurance, found that Massachusetts is sixth in the entire nation when it comes to pothole problems. As far as cities go, Springfield and Boston made the cut for the top 50 cities with the worst potholes. Springfield cracked the top 10 and came in at eighth, while Boston was 39th.

QuoteWizard compiled the report by sampling Google search statistics surrounding people searching for pothole-related complaints and repairs for a certain city and state dating back to 2004. The survey said U.S. drivers spend nearly $3 billion a year fixing damage caused by potholes, according to AAA.

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Washington state came in first place as the state with the worst pothole problems. Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio all came in behind Washington and ahead of Massachusetts. Wyoming was the state listed with the fewest searches for pothole problems.

Two other New England states cracked the top 20 states with the most potholes issues with Vermont and Rhode Island coming in at 13th and 14th respectively. Burlington, Vermont was listed as the city with the sixth-worst potholes, while Bangor, Maine was 21st and Hartford, Connecticut was 48th.

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