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Crumbling Carriageways Proving Painful For Fuming Motorist Abby

Friday 18 May 2018


From UK newspaper The Gazette:


Abby Wood
Abby Wood ankle-deep in one of
Renfrewshire’s many potholes

Crumbling carriageways proving painful for fuming motorist Abby

17 May 2018
©Copyright 2001-2018.

A MOTORIST who suffers from a debilitating illness which can lead to increased pain sensitivity across the body has told how Renfrewshire’s pothole epidemic has left her in agony.

While many drivers have been left fuming over the state of local roads, the problem is considerably worse for Abby Wood, who suffers from fibromyalgia.

The syndrome – the exact cause of which remains shrouded in mystery – can make even the simplest of daily tasks intolerable for Abby.

She told The Gazette: “Doing normal things can be extremely painful and exhausting. Even the touch of clothes on your skin can leave you with an intense burning feeling.

“Then you add driving in. Sitting in one position for a long period of time can be agonising, even on a pothole-free road.”

As revealed in a special investigation by The Gazette earlier this year, motorists in towns and villages across Renfrewshire have been demanding action to deal with the plague of potholes that can be found on the region’s crumbling carriageways.


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