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Pothole in road totally destroyed two of my tyres

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:18, Saturday 9 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Whilst driving west on the m4 yesterday morning at 0658, I was exiting the membury services when a large pothole in the left lane took out my two offside tyres. It was about 150 yards before the shell fuelling station.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways about the pothole you found while exciting Membury Services.

    The responsibility for this issue, on this road, is for Membury Services.

    Could we please ask that you contact them to resolve.

    Thank you,

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 15:01, Wednesday 13 October 2021

  • Pothole still there ripped 2 tyres - so dangerous and negligent. If damage was a bit less and you continued onto the motorway it is major accident waiting to happen with burst tyres at high speed. Was supposed to be on holiday now with our free young children. We work in the health service and were waiting for this break. Completely avoidable and easy to fix. Come on!

    Posted anonymously at 22:48, Friday 22 October 2021

  • Ref the response from the Highways Agency above - this is just passing the buck. An accident caused by this pothole on the motorway this slipway runs onto will be your responsibility. Work with the services to get sorted to protect lives on your roads. Life is precious. Surely safety must be why you get up in the morning. A phone call, some folk on the scene with a little tarmac could prevent an accident waiting to happen

    Posted anonymously at 22:55, Friday 22 October 2021

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