Pothole Problems Cause Road Chaos

Northfield Avenue is 'collapsing' say locals


Northfield Avenue - a large chunk of the road is missing

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Repair teams throughout the country are struggling to fix hundreds of potholes left by the recent freezing weather.

Experts predict it'll cost millions to repair the damage and it is feared many cars will end up with damaged tyres or steering.

Local resident and Northfield Lib Dem representative Toran Shaw writes to Ealing Today about the current road problems on Northfield Avenue:

The Northfield Avenue is one of the main roads in Ealing that has suffered greatly during this recent cold snap.

Many cracks and potholes have appeared along its length, with the worst one being at the Hessel Road bus stop (Brentford bound) where the side of the road had simply collapsed.

This means that when it rains a large puddle forms, thus causing some bus drivers to accidentally splash waiting passengers when they pull up.

This whole situation is primarily due to the constant freezing and thawing of rain water during the past few weeks. Each time the water freezes it pushes the crack open a little wider. The weight of each bus, as it pulls up to the stop, doesn't help either.

At close of play today, they have begun to repair that pothole, with a temporary patch job. From what I was told, they indicated that the trench will be properly filled in once all the rain water has evaporated.


By Toran Shaw




Report pothole problems here: 020 8825 6000.


Jannuary 28th, 2010

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