Damaged Burntisland drain cover claims another victim...
BURNTISLAND drivers are flipping their lids about a damaged drain cover which is causing damage to vehicles.
Resident Greg Peden is the latest victim of the loose drain cover on Haugh Road.
The drain cover flipped up and caused 350 worth of damage to his car as he drove underneath the railway bridge.
He said he would try to get Scottish Water to pay for the damage to his car
He said: "I went over it, and it just lifted up enough to rip of my entire exhaust. I lost a days work as well because I couldn't get to work.
"It wasn't my fault that the cover popped up and smacked my car.
"I pay my road tax like anybody else, and I expect the road to be in a good condition.
"What if it had been an ambulance or a fire engine?"
But he added he was not the first to fall foul of the drain cover.
During the extreme weather on March 30, the road flooded and a milk float became stuck on the loose cover.
Mr Peden added: "This has gone on for about ten years, maybe longer. I'm not the only person this has happened to. There have been many complaints and Councillor Ron Edwards has e-mailed Scottish Water several times."
Mr Peden said he had been to Citizen's Advice and they had advised him to take them through the small claims court.
A spokesman for Scottish Water said: "Scottish Water is aware of the flooding issue on Haugh Road and we are currently investigating a solution.
"We would ask customers in Burntisland to help us in the meantime by reporting instances of flooding to our contact centre on 0845 601 8855, where the issue is a top priority for our operatives.
"It is possible for the driver to apply for compensation through our contact centre or website - www.scottishwater.co.uk."
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