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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.

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  • 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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