BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Potholes left behind by the winter are still popping tires and snapping struts, so state senators want an interactive pothole website where you can report Western New York's worst road craters and track their repair progress.

"It creates an accountability for government and the agencies within and quite frankly, it opens up a portal for individuals to report the potholes online and by telephone and see in relatively short order that they've been taken care of," said state Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo.

The Senate passed legislation to create this website, but the Assembly still has to vote on the bill before session's scheduled end, which is next Wednesday.

AAA reports that 30 million Americans experienced pothole damage significant enough to require repair in 2016, to the tune of $3 billion nationwide.