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Emergency repair job was ‘unacceptable’

Created on 25/07/2020 @ 08:20
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Powys County Council has conceded that one of its pothole emergency repair jobs carried out this week in Welshpool was “unacceptable” after an extensively shared social media video showed a council van driving back and forth over it.

The video surfaced on Monday and showed the small van seemingly using a rear wheel to flatten the tarmac near the high school.

It sparked an angry response from viewers with one saying the hole will "probably need redoing AGAIN in a few days”. The council has apologised.

A spokesperson for Powys County Council said: “An emergency repair was carried out on Gungrog Road in Welshpool after the council received a report after a car had damaged a tyre.

“Although the emergency repair was carried out within 24 hours, it is clear that the way the work was done is unacceptable. We have reminded our staff of their obligations and the standards we expect when road repair works are carried out.”

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