Rod Stewart declares war on potholes as 'Ferrari can't get through Essex road'

'My Ferrari can't go through here at all,' the 77-year-old rockstar said in a video posted to Instagram

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Sir Rod Stewart has declared war on potholes as he posted a video to his Instagram exclaiming his frustration with the damage to the road near his home in Harlow, Essex.

Dressed in high-vis and holding a shovel, the rock star told his 1.1 million followers: “This is the state of the road near where I live in Harlow; it’s been like this for ages.

"So me and the boys thought we would come and do it ourselves."

Sir Rod Stewart filling in pot-holes near his home in Essex
Sir Rod Stewart filling in pot-holes near his home in Essex
Sir Rod Stewart
Sir Rod Stewart

Sir Rod then proceeded to shovel gravel into the hole in an effort to repair it himself stating that “people are bashing their cars up”.

“My Ferrari can't go through here at all," he added.

The 77-year-old also described one incident on the road where an ambulance burst its tyre going over a hole.

An Essex County Council cabinet member promised to investigate the situation.

On their website they state: "We carry out regular inspections of the roads but also rely on the public reporting potholes to us.

"We inspect all reported potholes and risk assess them to prioritise their repair.

"They will either be classed as urgent or will be put into a planned programme of works to ensure they are repaired as efficiently as possible."

Lee Scott, Cabinet Member for highways maintenance at Essex County Council said: "This was brought to my attention this morning, and I have asked for an officer report as quickly as possible.

"I will endeavour to rectify it."