A large pothole on the Frankston Freeway in Seaford has reportedly claimed 25 tyres as Melbourne endures a bout of wet weather.

    A video from the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook group shows a long line of cars backed up on the side of the freeway after falling victim to the large pothole.

    7News reports Victoria Police officers were called to the scene when cars started hitting the pothole at about 9:40pm on Tuesday evening.

    “I haven’t experienced something like that ever, it really felt like we hit a brick wall,” a witness told 7News.

    “Very very scary… It was a decent hole that’s for sure.”

    A separate witness told 7News “around two hours later, the tow truck came, because they were pulling them [cars] from everywhere.”

    According to 7News, the pothole has since been patched up but the effects continue for owners with a witness telling 7News she has to have her suspension checked based on advice from the RACV.

    The news outlet reports drivers are expected to pay up to $1580 for any related damage repairs before they can apply for compensation under the Road Management Act.

    “Our crews have completed emergency repairs to repair a pothole on the Frankston Freeway on Tuesday night,” a spokesperson from the Department of Transport and Planning told CarExpert.

    “Periods of heavy rainfall increases the chances of potholes forming on our roads. This is why we have crews out inspecting every kilometre of our road network on a regular basis, identifying and repairing hazards if and when they do occur.”

    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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