A Darlington road has been branded the worst for potholes and another called the 'Grand Canyon' - with the town's MP even getting involved in calling one street 'pitted'.

After a discussion was raised by Darlington MP Peter Gibson, Cairngorm Drive in the town was branded the worst for surface and potholes - having numerous small patches next to the junction. 

Bemoaning the junction, Mr Gibson took to social media to say: "Cairngorm by name, Cairngorm by nature! This has to be one of the worst junctions I’ve seen across town it is pitted.

"Rest assured I will get it reported."

The Northern Echo: Cairngorm DriveCairngorm Drive (Image: PETER GIBSON MP)

Despite the MP reporting the potholes on the stretch of road, people in his constituency took it as an opportunity in the comments section to point out other problem roads and generally comment on the roads in general. 

Numerous responses saw people expressing concern over road conditions.

Opinions vary, with many blaming energy companies for the degradation, arguing they should contribute to road repairs after digging them up.

There’s also frustration about the longevity of the repairs, with some stating that they only last a few months. 

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Some comments go as far as to rename roads due to their deteriorating conditions, calling West Auckland Road "the Grand Canyon". 

Several people thanked Peter Gibson MP for his efforts in reporting and pushing for the repair of major road junctions.

Additional issues, like the rat-infested lane near Greenbank Road due to fly-tipping, are also mentioned in the comments. 

A few view fly-tipping and the extensive amount of potholes as another sign of failure to enhance the local environment.