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Motorist calls the state of roads into question

After her Mini was damaged due to a massive pothole, an Annan businesswoman took social media

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By Ben Murray
Annan and Eskdale
Motorist calls the state of roads into question
LOCAL BUSINESSWOMAN. . . Thelma Taylor standing above the pothole that damaged her car

A FURIOUS motorist has hit out at the state of the region’s roads after she damaged her car on a pothole.

Thelma Taylor hit the deep crater on a side road near Eastriggs at the weekend.

Two of the tyres on her Mini were destroyed as a result and the vehicle was left ‘lopsided’.

Expressing her frustration at the damage, the subsequent repair costs and the inconvenience, hair salon owner Thelma said: “Surely you should be able to drive on our roads without destroying your tyres. “It’s absolutely unbelievable the state of our roads in Dumfriesshire. Furious is one understatement.”

She explained that she had been driving home from a friend’s house at night when the incident occurred, adding: “What if it was a young person that hit the pothole? It’s hard enough for them anyway, and then they’d have to pay for repairs.”

Her concerns and anger were echoed on social media, with 40 comments left on her Facebook page, including people saying: “It’s like driving on the surface of the moon”, “I could swim in that pot hole” and “The council needs to hang it’s head in shame”.

Dumfries and Galloway Council were approached for a comment.

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