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WATCH: Cars drive into huge pothole in Dublin city

Some cars drive slowly, but others hit the bump at speed.

THIS FOOTAGE SHOWS how potholes can be a real source of frustration for motorists and can damage cars.

Shot on Monday night near Dublin Port, across the road from the 3 Arena on the approach to the East-Link bridge, the video shows cars driving into a massive pothole on the road.

It’s not until cars actually start driving into the hole that it becomes visible. Some approach slowly but other cars hit the bump at speed:

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

Linda Byrne, who sent the video in, said that the pothole had destroyed her husband’s tyres.

“While we photographed and videoed there were four more drivers who ripped their tyres,” said Linda.

Ours will cost €300 to replace plus any other damage that was done.
Please help publish this, it shouldn’t be the first thing tourists coming off the docks should experience.

We headed down to the spot this morning to see if the pothole was still there, but it looks like Dublin City Council has filled it over:

Mmmm smooth Source: Ronan Duffy

TheJournal.ie contacted Dublin City Council, which said:

This pothole was reported to road maintenance services on Monday, 11 April 2016. Following this report the roads maintenance incident response unit was mobilised and they made the site safe and carried out a temporary repair.  A permanent repair was completed on Tuesday, 12 April 2016.

Have you seen any potholes in your area? Email us your pictures and videos at tips@thejournal.ie

Read: Are your local roads in a state? You’re not alone

Read: You could help fix potholes by driving over them

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