In a bit of a fix over potholes

PUBLISHED: 16:38 13 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:42 26 October 2009

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.

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.

Roger Beale, Hornbeam House, Ayot St Peter.


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