In a bit of a fix over potholes

SIR – I have seen everything now. On a day when refuse collections are suspended because of the weather, replacement bus services are standing in for cancelled trains, and snow, ice, and partly-frozen puddles cover large parts of every road, what did I se

SIR - I have seen everything now. On a day when refuse collections are suspended because of the weather, replacement bus services are standing in for cancelled trains, and snow, ice, and partly-frozen puddles cover large parts of every road, what did I see?

Down our lane, a Highways lorry and crew were out making their usual pathetic attempts to patch the potholes.

You can't SEE most of them at the moment!

So when the thaw comes, a few random holes will have had the usual dollop of uncompressed asphalt thrown into them, while the rest will still be there as dangerous traps for the unwary.


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Why not wait for better weather, and then try to make a decent job of it?

I am sure there must be many things the road crew could be out doing more usefully in these conditions.

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Roger Beale, Hornbeam House, Ayot St Peter.

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