A PRESS reader has highlighted the dangerous conditions that drivers are up against in Oakley from pothole-peppered roads.

Alan Blair shared a photo of Sir George Bruce Road where there are deep potholes covering the street.

He claims the road has looked like this for months with no sign of it being repaired, despite numerous reports to Fife Council.

Last week, the council admitted to the Press there was a "backlog" after Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Alex Rowley questioned whether the authority had the staff and resources to carry out emergency repairs to make roads safe.

Mr Blair said: "This road has been like this for a long time and I thought it was important to share after reading the Press' article last week.

"The potholes have been reported lots of times by residents and they are extremely deep.

"I drive on the road frequently and you have to make sure that you slow yourself right down when you are going through them as there is no way of avoiding them."

Last week, Mr Rowley said the state of some carriageways was a "disgrace" and said a "dangerous" pothole that had been highlighted for two weeks had not been filled in.

He added that West Fifers must make sure all road defects were reported to ensure the local authority couldn't manoeuvre their way out of paying for damage to vehicles.

Mr Blair added: "The buses go down Sir George Bruce Road and they are turning up the tarmac due to the traffic-calming measures there.

"It's been temporarily patched up from time to time but it needs to be permanently fixed."

Fife Council's transport department said a few temporary pothole repairs had been carried out over the last few weeks within Sir George Bruce Road.

However, with continuing freezing temperatures and frequent snow showers, the road surface has deteriorated.

Further temporary repairs will be carried out with a permanent fix carried out once the weather improves.

Last week, Councillor Altany Craik, convener of the council’s economy, tourism, strategic planning and transportation committee, said: “Our workload on pothole repairs usually increases at this time of year as winter weather conditions hit.

“This year, with almost five weeks of continual winter activities and gritting to deal with, we are facing a backlog of pothole repairs across Fife.

“Our teams are working hard to catch up and will continue to do so, weather-permitting. Potholes identified as emergencies are being dealt with as soon as we are aware of them.

“Please help us in the effort by reporting potholes online at www.fife.gov.uk.”