ABOVE;: Jill Adam stands next to a pothole in Lawrence St in Tabulam. Photos: Susanna Freymark
They’re big, deep and treacherous. The potholes in Lawrence St in Tabulam are next level potholes.
Drivers try to get around the potholes by going onto the sloping reed beds on the side of the road.
That too is treacherous. One side has a deep bog covered with reeds and long grass.
This week a 4WD got stuck in the boggy verge and had to be towed out.
Residents Ama Cedar and Jill Adam said they called Kyogle Council about the potholes.
“The council came and fixed six potholes,” Jill Adam said.
But not the potholes in Lawrence St.
The problem has been exacerbated by the number of trucks using the road.
There are cattle trucks, delivery trucks to the supermarket and a new sand works company in town using trucks.
The trucks are not the issue but the state of the road is.
The potholes grow, more rain comes, and drivers try to find ways around them.
Outside the Tabulam Pub, the main road has many potholes, although not as deep as then ones in Lawrence St. Not yet.
“We had potholes before,” Jill said, “but these are bigger this time.”
They are dangerous because cars go off the road to get around them, she said.