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At 10 feet long and more than a foot deep, a pothole in the East Sussex village of Framfield is believed to be the largest in the UK. It’s given the residents and local council a headache to match.
After several months of the hole growing in size, East Sussex County Council sent a team of workmen to fix it. They met with an unexpected barrier to their work – the pothole was so large that their van fell in and became stuck. Unable to inspect or repair the hole, another vehicle was sent for to free the stranded van.
Resident Clemency Abraham witnessed the incident: “The next day, as if by magic, there were traffic lights and cones around the hole, whereas there had been nothing before.”
It’s not clear whether the hole has been repaired yet, but it’s safe to say the council knows about it now!
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According to a recent survey carried out by the Environment Agency and the AA, nearly half of drivers aged 65 and over would be willing to drive through a flood, putting themselves and their vehicle at risk, rather than turn around and find a different route.
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