UK: Highway inspector Darren gets mocked after pothole picture goes viral

UK: Highway inspector Darren gets mocked after pothole picture goes viral

A red-faced council highway man has been mercilessly mocked over the length of his spirit level. ‘Inspector Darren’ was the poster boy of a Cheshire West and Chester Council social media campaign but his prowess fixing potholes was soon questioned.

Eagle-eyed Twitter users noticed the pothole he was measuring in the photo seemed to be deeper than his spirit level reached. Dave Dee wrote: ‘If he had a longer spirit level it would measure a lot deeper than 50mm!’ The council replied: ‘Hi, it might not be clear from the photo but the spirit level is resting on the road surface, this was amongst a chain of shallow defects all less than 50mm.’

UK: Highway inspector Darren gets mocked after pothole picture goes viral

Then Twitter users piled in questioning the council which kept on defending ‘Inspector Darren’ for not fixing the pothole pictured. They had started digging a social media hole for themselves and were not going to stop any time soon.

UK: Highway inspector Darren gets mocked after pothole picture goes viral

Alistair Carruthers tweeted: ‘He’s not even measuring from the road level, his plank isn’t long enough because the pot hole is so big.’ Lazy J joked: ‘To be fair, he was taking his levels from the original Roman road surface.’ And then the pictures started.

UK: Highway inspector Darren gets mocked after pothole picture goes viral

UK: Highway inspector Darren gets mocked after pothole picture goes viral

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UK: Highway inspector Darren gets mocked after pothole picture goes viral

Like councils up and down the UK Cheshire West and Chester Council faces a constant battle dealing with potholes. The council obviously wanted to blow its own trumpet as it is ranked number four in a league table of more than 200 highway authorities for dealing with potholes. During January and February a total of 1,508 potholes were repaired across the borough.




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