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A.A. Grundi: What will they blame the potholes on this year?

Potholes on the roads in and around Worksop, pictured is the A57 just after the Gateford roundabout (w130206-4f)

Potholes on the roads in and around Worksop, pictured is the A57 just after the Gateford roundabout (w130206-4f)

Remember this time last year when our roads had more holes in than a piece of Swiss cheese?

Then you’ll probably also remember that the line trotted out by the local authority spin doctors was that the dreadful state of the roads had absolutely nothing to do with them and their lack of spending on our highways, but it was because of the snow.

It was all the snow’s fault.

After all, those soft, fluffly flakes of snow have the magical ability to bore their way through solid objects.

Fast forward 12 months and these same roads are now in a worse state than ever. The A619 and A57 are atrocious in places.

They’re like the Winter Olympics’ mogul course.

If you grip onto the steering wheel too tightly while driving up and down these roads you could end up with vibration white finger.

But here’s the thing. There hasn’t been any snow this winter.

Notts County Council, Derbyshire County Council, Rotherham Council: How do you explain that one?

Eh? Eh? Eh?

They’ll probably try and blame the rain or something.

Just watch, this time next year we’ll have had a dry, mild winter, and they’ll be blaming the lack of snow and rain for the potholes!

If you’re anything like me, and our uneven road surfaces are driving you to despair, then fear not, help is on the way.

When I raised this subject in this column last year within a few weeks most of the offending roads had been resurfaced (but in hindsight, not very effectively).

The timing could have been a coincidence, but probably not.

The fact is, I’m such an influential person round these parts, that I’ve got the authorities running scared.

Once they’ve read this they’ll have the roads fixed in no time.

 

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