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Stones on Road, dropped from lorries carrying rubble

Reported anonymously at 21:45, Fri 8 April 2016

Sent to Dorset County Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council 5 minutes later

Whilst traveling back to Portland on Portland Beach Road approx. half way between the Coode Way roundabout and the Lerret Road roundabout. At 15:07 hrs. my windscreen was smashed as a lorry passed me going in the opposite direction (on dash cam video) it was caused by a fairly large coarse stone (fragments stuck to glass) this could have been lethal had it have been a pedestrian, cyclist or motor cyclist. Today I travelled back along this route as a passenger to assess he problem and found there to be 5 pieces of stone on the West side of the carriage way (roughly 1 1/2" to 2" in size) and two further pieces on the East side on the return journey. Over the same area of road. We often see these pieces coming from vehicles carrying rubble over the Portland roads.

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  • Since reporting the problem of loose stones on Portland beach road, I have noticed a great improvement and it is obvious that the road is being swept more often. However unfortunately there are still times when stones being deposited on the road from lorries as apposed to beach pebbles and the beach pebbles are occasionally noticed on the roundabout at Victoria Square. I appreciate that this must be a very difficult issue to keep on top of and thankfully I haven't heard of anyone being killed but the possibility still remains. I thank you for your response and having brought this matter to your attention I am happy to leave it in your hands. Kind regards, Keith Walsh

    Posted anonymously at 12:19, Sun 8 May 2016

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