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#1 23-01-10 08:47:25

mon
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potholes

Has anyone noticed how many potholes there are on the roads now.Is this a result of the extreme cold weather we have just experienced?I live in Lurgan Co.Armagh and have never seen it as bad.This is for the members from N.Ire have any of you driven up the Moira Rd lately? Pothole Alley.......


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#2 23-01-10 09:50:45

michelle1970
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Re: potholes

Yes Mon we have loads of them too, its something to do with the snow and all the grit.

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#3 23-01-10 21:04:36

robcooling
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Re: potholes

Has anyone noticed how many potholes there are on the roads now.

1.3 million according to the news this morning.


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http://www.appledriving.co.uk - Driving Lessons in Nottingham

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#4 24-01-10 18:44:53

Lynne
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Re: potholes

If the ever increasing road humps and bumps aren't enough to contend with we've now got potholes galore.  Terrible ones, even by the TC, combined with all the traffic calming humps around there too it's a nightmare trying to keep your car in one piece.

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#5 26-01-10 00:22:06

Disky
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Re: potholes

caused by the snow meltng and the water penetrating the surface of the road, then freezing over night which expands the water by 10%, so the roads crack up and deteriorate, then the process happens all over again the next day sad

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#6 26-01-10 10:35:36

mattlilley
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Re: potholes

http://www.potholes.co.uk/

On a lesson last sunday, pupil was driving back to her house, along a small rural road, she was doing a good job avoiding most of the potholes. We were approaching a large puddle, so quickly explained re speed on approach, damage it may cause to engine, hidden potholes etc...then BANG!!! went down one of the biggest potholes(which was hidden) blew front tyre and bent two alloys. Could not believe it sad Her speed was slow but the pothole was not only deep but had jagged edges. Thinking it was just the tyre that blew, had a quick lesson on wheel changing, pumped up the back which was slowing going down. The front alloy was bent on the inside. Managed to get home, checked the back, also damaged.

£167 later car back on road and two days lost.

Took photos of wheels and road when the water had subsided, and for what its worth will put a claim in.

I have put a link to a website, which hopefully may be useful, if anyone encounters the same problem


Part 1. Passed 16/4/08
Part 2. Passed 16/5/08
Part 3. Failed 1st attempt 17/3/09
Part 3. 2nd attempt Passed 01/05/09
1st Check Test Grade 6 31/3/10

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#7 26-01-10 20:46:58

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Re: potholes

Great post Matt, very informative website,, sorry about your car sad

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#8 18-03-10 20:01:10

robinsamuels
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Re: potholes

This is the main road through a village in Portugal, near to where my in-laws have a weekend place. The roads are so bad that, after the council ignored complaints and left the potholes to just get worse, the locals went out overnight and planted cabbage plants in them. From what I've heard, they didn't even need to do much digging as the holes were so deep they were through the sub-layer and down to the dirt!

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When it gets to the stage of sadobestionecrophilia, give up: Otherwise known as flogging a dead horse!

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#9 26-03-10 12:39:44

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Re: potholes

lol

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