National Highways has issued a statement apologising to drivers who suffered vehicle damage after driving through what was described as a massive pothole on the M4.
The Reading Chronicle reports that on Tuesday 11 April multiple drivers were seen pulled over with flat tyres – one telling the paper there had been a “horrific bang” when their daughter drove through the pothole, joining others stranded on the motorway.
It happened on the westbound carriageway between the M25 intersection and Langley at Junction 5.
A National Highways spokesperson told the paper: “We’re sorry for any disruption caused by a damaged section of road on the M4 near junction 5 at Langley. We worked quickly to repair the road surface and help affected drivers on their way.
“Safety is National Highways top priority, and on major routes like the M4 we carry out a rolling programme of safety inspections to maintain our roads in a safe condition while causing minimal disruption for drivers.
“We’re aware that some vehicles may have suffered damage as a result and we have a fair and straightforward process for assessing claims.”
(File picture – Highways News)