Very large pothole caused major tyre damage
Reported in the Potholes category by Sean Hughes at 16:59, Mon 4 July 2016
Sent to Ards and North Down Borough Council and TransportNI 1 minute later
Driving along this road last week the wife drove over this pothole. A car was coming the other way so no possibility of avoiding it as you can see from the still photo taken from the dash cam.
After correspondence and videos from dash cam sent to the Roads Section we received compensation for 1 tyre. No correspondence regarding the repairing of the hole has been received until the 2nd Sept as follows: Dear Mr Hughes I refer to your email dated 4 July 2016 regarding a potholes on the Springmount Road, Ballygowan. I can confirm that arrangements have been made to have this defect repaired. Regards, Ards & North Down Section Office
I find this unacceptable 1) The length of time taken to reply and 2) that such a dangerous pothole could be left unrepaired for such a length of time. It was evident from the video that after driving into the pothole and the damage done that this could have caused a serious accident. If you go along Springmount and other roads in that area you will see a number of such large potholes. Accidents waiting to happen
Posted by Sean Hughes at 19:25, Sat 3 September 2016
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