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Tweed potholes back to buckle your wheels

Pot Holes around tweed.
Pot Holes around tweed. John Gass

POTHOLES were still an issue for Tweed drivers, with many getting deeper due to bad weather.

A quick drive around the shire yesterday revealed the dastardly destroyers of wheels and tyres at just about every turn.

Adding to driver woes was the possibility of motorists attempting to dodge the potholes, increasing the risk of losing control on the road.

Bridgestone South Tweed owner-manager John Mumberson said new cars often included larger wheels which were more susceptible to damage from potholes.

"I've been seeing quite a few buckled wheels lately. And the lower the profile the more damage you're going to do," he said.

"A lot of elderly people on the Tweed are buying new cars with large wheels and noticing how easily damaged they are."

Mr Mumberson also said that it was usually costly to replace a tyre, or fix a wheel, on a modern car.

"If it's an impact fracture you're looking at a new tyre which costs about $200 to $300. Fixing a buckled wheel will be $150 to $200," he said.

"Often people don't know something's wrong. I had a customer booked in for a rotation and the rear wheel was badly bent."

The Bridgestone owner-manager said he has tried to dodge potholes himself, often to no avail.

"It's almost too dangerous to try and dodge them. It's a bit like trying to dodge an animal on the road," he said.

Like many residents, Mr Mumberson pointed out Kennedy Dr as a particularly bad road and was pessimistic that would change anytime soon.

Tweed Council acting mayor Michael Armstrong said that the council was aware that roads were negatively affected by the recent weather conditions and it was working towards a solution.

"Obviously something needs to be considered and we'll be looking at the maintenance schedule and funds available," Cr Armstrong said.

"There has been no complaints that I have personally received. Obviously they will be fixed appropriately, approximate to circumstances."



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