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Watch out for the potholes

Where are the worst potholes in the area?

Phil Cannings

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Watch out for the potholes

After the snow and heavy rain, West Berkshire and North Hampshire roads have been left with appalling potholes.

Here are some we have found on local roads. 

Let us know your suggestions for some of the worst potholes in the area.

If it's safe and you can take a photo, please email pictures to newsdesk@newburynews.co.uk 

On our Newburytoday's Facebook page, Lisa Ludewig posted: "Hambridge Road. It’s bleeding dangerous. I’d love someone from the council, take a ride along there on my Vespa. It’s scary stuff. Especially as the cars behind you don’t give you any room to move over, to avoid them."

Hayley Donovan posted: "Hambridge Road is awful. Trying to dodge them is dangerous. Burys Bank Road is bad too."

Gaz Crawford-Comley posted: "Hambridge Road. Tull Way has some – as well as a mound of tarmac that's been put down (badly) over a manhole cover. Sagecroft Road is also pretty appalling if entering from the Tesco side."

Pothole in Turnpike Road.

Swan Street in Kingsclere. 

Racecourse Road in Newbury.

Car tyre damaged by a pothole in Highclere. 

And the potholes below caused the following damage to a car in Newbury.

Sandra Smart posted on Newburytoday's Facebook page: "Park Avenue, Thatcham. I've lost count of how many I've seen and I sprained my ankle on one of the potholes down Park Avenue. Flipping dangerous things they are."

Here's her ankle:

 

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  • hgv1driver

    hgv1driver

    12/04/2018 - 08:08

    It is a waste of time reporting potholes, i have been reporting them for years and the same ones come up every year, the council waste so much money, someone goes out and puts a yellow or white ring round hole, council put in temporary botch job, then do another botch job and next year or sooner hole again

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  • hgv1driver

    hgv1driver

    12/04/2018 - 08:08

    It is a waste of time reporting potholes, i have been reporting them for years and the same ones come up every year, the council waste so much money, someone goes out and puts a yellow or white ring round hole, council put in temporary botch job, then do another botch job and next year or sooner hole again

    Reply

  • Guide Dog

    06/04/2018 - 20:08

    The quality of the repairs when a pothole is eventually worked on is shocking. The council do not monitor the repairs at all. Main Roads such as Hambridge Road and Turnpike Road need to be completely resurfaced not a series of patches which fail in weeks.

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  • Louise

    Louise

    06/04/2018 - 12:12

    May be easier for readers to nominate a road without potholes!

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    • sayitasitis

      06/04/2018 - 13:01

      They would but there isn't any!!

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