Potholes in London Road, Uckfield

Potholes danger increases in Uckfield

Update: January 20: One person who complained to the county council about the potholes has been told they are due for repair within the next few days.

Cyclists, bikers and motorists are being warned of deep potholes emerging on Uckfield’s roads.

Winter weather is taking its toll of surfaces with roads beginning to crumble in various places.

Our photograph, supplied by resident Frank Phillips, illustrate a particular danger on London Road, just past the entrance to Browns Lane on the northbound carriageway; near to the 40mph signs.

Mr Phillips said cars and larger vehicles were driving between the holes, going over the middle white line, to ensure they don’t go down the hole.”I certainly wouldn’t want my car going over it. What would happen if a motor bike hit it, I hate to think,” he said.

East Sussex County Council, which is responsible for the road, has been told of the danger. It said the local highways steward had inspected and arranged for repairs to be carried out. You can report problems with the roads to the council here

The council said roads broke up after the surface had repeatedly frozen and thawed, causing the surface to break up. Problems appear particularly in late winter and early spring.

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