THE BRONX - Drivers across the Bronx are being told to buckle up because the potholes they've been complaining about may not be disappearing anytime soon.

Stats from the mayor's office show that the Department of Transportation is taking on average twice as long to fix the mini-craters. The average wait time is now 10 days, up from five days a year ago.

Pothole numbers are at a record high with the DOT repairing more than 300,000 of them this year alone. The DOT says the record number of snowstorms forced emergency crews to concentrate on snow removal instead of paving over the holes.

To report a pothole in your area call 311 or click here.