Pot hole reports mount

IT'S official - potholes are still driving you potty!Since we launched our Spot A Pot campaign we've been inundated with responses from people telling us where the holes are located.

By KEN McERLAIN

Ken.mcerlain@archant.co.uk>

SUFFOLK: It's official - potholes are still driving you potty!

Since we launched our Spot A Pot campaign we've been inundated with responses from people telling us where the holes are located.

Your messages have been coming in thick and fast but if you spot a hole that we haven't mentioned give us a call or send us an email.

Recent pot hole spotters include Rebecca Long who sighted four “enormous” holes in Framsden at the entrance to Hill Farm.

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A woman who asked not to be named said: “There is a stretch of nearly 30 holes near Cedarcroft Road.

“It's very difficult to get along the road without avoiding them or even taking a detour.”

Another reader emailed us to say they had spotted three large potholes close to the Norwich Road junction in Lower Dales View Road.

Ralph Fogg also emailed to say he had seen holes in Benacre Road, Kings Way and Wye Road.

We also received reports of holes in Sheldrake Drive, Sandpiper Road and Stoke Park Drive.

The number of potholes on our roads has not gone unnoticed by insurance companies.

A spokesman for the AA said: “We're seeing a four-fold increase in the number of claims for pothole damage compared with the same period last year. Many of our customers have either tried to avoid a pothole and hit something else, such as a kerb, or hitting a hole has caused them to momentarily lose control and hit another vehicle or object.

“If you hit a pothole and afterwards you notice vibration, the steering wheel doesn't 'centre' properly or it pulls to one side, get the car checked immediately, as faults such as tracking or steering damage can lead to later expense or even an accident.”

If you spot a pothole, give us a call, send an e-mail, if possible with a picture and a post code to tell us where the pot hole is located. Call the news desk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.