Adverse weather opens up road pot holes

HUNDREDS of potholes have opened up on the county's roads over the last fortnight - the result of severe adverse weather conditions battering the region.

HUNDREDS of potholes have opened up on the county's roads over the last fortnight - the result of severe adverse weather conditions battering the region.

Parts of Ipswich, Felixstowe and Stowmarket have been labelled “notorious pothole hotspots” in a nationwide survey carried out by the AA.

Across the UK the rain and snow has led to a 40 per cent increase in damage on our roads, pushing the number of potholes nationwide up to 1.5 million, according to AA estimates.

Potholes form where water penetrates the road, freezes and expands breaking the surface apart.


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AA President, Edmund King said: “Once again the fabric of our local roads is a major cause for concern with surfaces crumbling and drivers and riders at risk of damage to their vehicles and even themselves. We have indeed had a bad winter but the poor state of our local roads has visually got worse in the last few weeks.

“I urge all drivers and riders to take care - an innocuous looking puddle may actually be a deep pothole that places you and your vehicle at risk.”

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In tomorrow's Evening Star we will look in depth at the potholes plaguing drivers across Suffolk.

Have you been affected by a pothole? Do you have any pictures of damaged roads in your area? Contact The Star newsdesk on 01473 324789 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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