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PHOTOS: 'Mother of all potholes' on main road

PHOTOS: 'Mother of all potholes' on main road

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:24am 19th December 2018. (Updated at 12:31pm 19th December 2018)

This is on the main road between Redruth and Falmouth and is being described as the 'mother of all potholes'.

A woman has posted a warning to social media, saying the huge pothole on the A393 almost took her front wheel off.

Tess Theobald hit the pothole heading from Ponsanooth into Lanner, roughly opposite the motorbike shop.

She has told Pirate FM when she stopped in the layby she found other drivers also having to change tyres.

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A driver has posted a warning to social media after hitting the 'mother of all potholes' on the road from Falmouth to Redruth

"There were three other chaps in the lay-by when my husband was changing mine and there were also hub caps in the hedge.

"This was early evening so goodness knows how the rest of the night went as it's in a completely unlit stretch of the road.

"As I said, a motorcyclist would have been seriously injured if they'd hit it.

"My post was more of a warning to other motorists. I was really shocked that there was no cones or warning".

Tess Theobald

Tess added that it had been reported and that Cornwall Council were looking into it.

"Potholes can appear overnight, especially during our current winter weather conditions, so the most important thing people can do when they see one is report it to us immediately. 

"With 4,500 miles of road to manage we rely on feedback to make sure our roads are as safe as possible. 

"You can report a pothole online by visiting www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/highway-maintenance/potholes/report-a-pothole/, or call us on 0300 1234 222 for urgent issues and emergencies.

"Now we have been passed the details of this pothole on the A393, we have assigned a team to repair the road as soon as possible.

"We have provided an extra £30m over three years and target our resources at maintaining our roads and we so that wherever possible we prevent the formation of potholes in the first place."

Cornwall Council

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