Ever anxious to check our facts, we immediately sent our editor to Alūksne. Here is his account of the trip. The results may surprise you.
Part 1: Send all available units to Alūksne
Scramble all available units! We need to check out those potholes.
Part 2: Getting close to Alūksne
The roads near Alūksne are quite good. But let's not rush to conclusions, it could be a classic 'town and country' division.
Part 3: The city limits
First impressions of the road surface in Alūksne. Acceptable. Certainly acceptable.
Part 4: Dedication to road surfacing
I'm starting to understand why they are so sensitive about the whole road surfacing issue in Alūksne. It is clearly a major employer.
Part 5: This is getting a bit spooky...
It may not just be a major employer. It may be a civic obsession!
Part 6: Forensic detail
LSM hits the mean streets on foot in search of road surface imperfections.
Part 7: The verdict
Did we 'dis' Alūksne or not? The result may surprise you! Or it may not.
[Special thanks to the helpful staff of Alūksne library for letting us file this report from the second floor]