Fuming motorists face costly repair bills after bodged resurfacing work

Fuming motorists face costly repair bills after bodged resurfacing work

Kevin Gipson's splattered car.

Lynda Poulter's ruined tyre.

First published in North Essex

Hundreds of fuming motorists may face costly repair bills after a bodged resurfacing job left car tyres and paintwork ruined.

Workmen attempted to resurface Steeple Road, between Latchingdon and Mayland, last Monday (August 18) only for the tar not to set and harden.

Nonetheless, motorists were still allowed to drive along Steeple Road and many got home to find their tyres clogged with tar and stones, as well as tar splatters over the bodywork of their vehicles.

Ford Mondeo driver Kevin Gipson said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw the state the car was in.

“I was disgusted they left the road in that condition.

An Essex Highways spokesman confirmed a "random storm" had resulted in the tar not setting.

Motorists are now seeking compensation.

See the MBS for the full story.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:16pm Thu 28 Aug 14

El Presendente says...

You can buy tar-spot remover from any good car accessory shop or a splash of white spirit on a clean cloth and some gentle rubbing will have the same effect.

I'd happily settle for tar-spots and not a new windscreen like a couple of people I know thanks to the loose chippings from the recent resurfacing work on Summer Hill, Althorne.
You can buy tar-spot remover from any good car accessory shop or a splash of white spirit on a clean cloth and some gentle rubbing will have the same effect. I'd happily settle for tar-spots and not a new windscreen like a couple of people I know thanks to the loose chippings from the recent resurfacing work on Summer Hill, Althorne. El Presendente
  • Score: 0
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree