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It's World Pothole Day - are your local roads in sh**e?

We’ve seen some pretty big potholes in our time…

A UK GROUP today launched World Pothole Day, asking people to join them on social media to show the “powers in charge of your road networks” how easy it could be to report potholes by embracing technology.

The Street Repairs group said it formed because it is “passionate about keeping local environments attractive and safe”. It runs a website and app which allow members of the public to report problems with their local roads. It then maps them all out.

Source: Street Repairs

They want to expand on this, displaying potholes all over the world, to show how simple it would be for governments to set up a similar system that would help them keep track of the state of their roads.

Today they are asking social media users all over the world to share images of their local potholes with them.

We are certainly no strangers in this country to the pothole…

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pothole Donegal councillor Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig highlighting the issue in his area. Source: Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig

pothole2 A massive pothole caused by waves crashing on the Strand Road in Tramore, Co Waterford. Source: Joe Fitzgerald via Tramore Tourism

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So, how good or bads are the roads in your area? Tell us in the comment below and send us your pictures to michelle@thejournal.ie or @thejournal_ie.

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