Sort this dangerous pot hole out

Essex County Standard: Corinne Jaques burst a tyre on her Vauxhall Zafira on the way back from the school run on Monday. Corinne Jaques burst a tyre on her Vauxhall Zafira on the way back from the school run on Monday.

A DRIVER has called for urgent repairs to a village pothole after six cars were damaged in one morning.

Corinne Jaques burst a tyre on her Vauxhall Zafira on the way back from the school run on Monday.

While Mrs Jaques, 37, had stopped further up New Road, Messing, to inspect the damage, a further three cars suffered the same fate.

When she took her car to the local garage to be fixed, she was told of another two cars which had fallen foul of the pothole.

Mrs Jaques, from Little Totham, reported it to Essex County Council, but said a man told her while she was waiting to change the wheel he had reported the same pothole a fortnight earlier.

She said: “The road has been covered in water for some time now and I was driving through very slowly and then I heard a bang. The pothole is completely covered and difficult to see.

“I thought I had done the alloy wheel, which would have been £500 to repair, but fortunately it was just the tyre. It was completely split.

“It is disgusting and people don’t have the money to pay for those kind of repairs.

“I will be claiming for compensation from the county council.

“It is six inches deep and right in the middle of the road.

“The pothole is so big that if a motorbike rider was to hit it doing the 60mph speed limit, they would be thrown off.

“In the dark especially it would be hard to see, and I think there will be a nasty accident.”

An Essex Highways spokesman said: “We are aware of a number of defects on this road and repairs will take place in the next four to six weeks.

“After a further report, an Essex Highways inspector carried out an investigation of the site yesterday and found a defect had deteriorated.

“Emergency temporary repairs were put in to make this defect safe until a full repair can be undertaken.”

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9:46am Thu 23 Jan 14

Acejax says...

“The pothole is so big that if a motorbike rider was to hit it doing the 60mph speed limit, they would be thrown off."
Clearly they would be riding through all that water at that speed.
“The pothole is so big that if a motorbike rider was to hit it doing the 60mph speed limit, they would be thrown off." Clearly they would be riding through all that water at that speed. Acejax

12:10pm Thu 23 Jan 14

omgwtfbbq says...

put in a claim and don't back down, as they were aware it was there they are liable for the repairs.
put in a claim and don't back down, as they were aware it was there they are liable for the repairs. omgwtfbbq

1:55pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Route88 says...

Councils should be made to publish information on the potholes they have repaired and the time it took from being reported to being repaired. Judging by some of the potholes in Colchester that have been there for sometime the list will be fairly short!
Councils should be made to publish information on the potholes they have repaired and the time it took from being reported to being repaired. Judging by some of the potholes in Colchester that have been there for sometime the list will be fairly short! Route88

2:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

AlistairM says...

There's a bad one at the bottom of Bakers Lane that scared the life out of me and my friend, fortunately no damage that we could see

It's been coned off.

All this water sitting on roads is ruining their surfaces.
There's a bad one at the bottom of Bakers Lane that scared the life out of me and my friend, fortunately no damage that we could see It's been coned off. All this water sitting on roads is ruining their surfaces. AlistairM

11:43pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Dark_Wolf says...

Route88 wrote:
Councils should be made to publish information on the potholes they have repaired and the time it took from being reported to being repaired. Judging by some of the potholes in Colchester that have been there for sometime the list will be fairly short!
I use this site to report potholes & it helps keep track of them. http://www.fillthath
ole.org.uk/
[quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: Councils should be made to publish information on the potholes they have repaired and the time it took from being reported to being repaired. Judging by some of the potholes in Colchester that have been there for sometime the list will be fairly short![/p][/quote]I use this site to report potholes & it helps keep track of them. http://www.fillthath ole.org.uk/ Dark_Wolf

8:37am Fri 24 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

Ride round any road in Colchester and the road surfaces are breaking up with in some areas three or for deep pot holes in the same road.it has become a joke reporting because of the quantity.what a fiasco.2010 will go down in infamy.
Ride round any road in Colchester and the road surfaces are breaking up with in some areas three or for deep pot holes in the same road.it has become a joke reporting because of the quantity.what a fiasco.2010 will go down in infamy. stevedawson

8:05pm Sat 25 Jan 14

hughie-s says...

Dark_Wolf wrote:
Route88 wrote:
Councils should be made to publish information on the potholes they have repaired and the time it took from being reported to being repaired. Judging by some of the potholes in Colchester that have been there for sometime the list will be fairly short!
I use this site to report potholes & it helps keep track of them. http://www.fillthath

ole.org.uk/
Better to report direct to ECC at

https://secureweb1.e
ssexcc.gov.uk/Highwa
ys/Report-a-highway-
problem.aspx

You are able to send photos with your report.
[quote][p][bold]Dark_Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: Councils should be made to publish information on the potholes they have repaired and the time it took from being reported to being repaired. Judging by some of the potholes in Colchester that have been there for sometime the list will be fairly short![/p][/quote]I use this site to report potholes & it helps keep track of them. http://www.fillthath ole.org.uk/[/p][/quote]Better to report direct to ECC at https://secureweb1.e ssexcc.gov.uk/Highwa ys/Report-a-highway- problem.aspx You are able to send photos with your report. hughie-s

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