Pothole Pete's visit leads to repair
POTHOLE Pete's famous yellow wellies proved essential when he visited this deep pothole at Ernesettle.
Pete, whose Movember moustache is flourishing, was called out by resident Rod Carpenter.
Rod, 83 and a retired Devonport Dockyard master rigger, spotted the flooded hole at the junction of Hawkinge Gardens and St Eval Place near his home.
"It's in the middle of the road, and as you come round the bend you can land yourself in it," he said.
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"It knocks seven bells out of your suspension, and there are marks on the road where lorries have grounded."
Veronica Newport, a spokeswoman for Plymouth City Council's road repairs contractor Amey, said: "The Plymouth Watchman team has confirmed that no pothole had previously been reported in Ernesettle.
"Our on-call gang will go out to the site today and, if required, carry out a repair."
Rod later emailed Pete, telling him: "Many thanks for your response....pothole was filled in today.. job well done."
Report a problem to Pothole Pete on 01752 765529 and you can follow him on Twitter on @Pothole_Pete.
Plymouth City Council insists the quickest and most direct way to report a pothole is to email firstname.lastname@example.org, use the reporting form on the council's website at www.plymouth.gov.uk or phone 01752 668000.