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Series of potholes on A6003 Northbound burst 2 of my tyres

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 14:49, Fri 22 November 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 1 minute later. ref: 1857734.

I was driving Northbound on the A6003 100m before the large roundabout that crosses Oakley Road ( it has a Beefeater and you can see part of the top of the Shell garage in one picture). I was in the near side lane and it was dark. It was 7.15 pm 21/11/19. My car struck the series of potholes you see pictured (more than 1, more than a foot wide and quite deep) and it burst both of my near side tyres immediately. As 2 tyres were burst I couldn't fit my spare tyre to resume progress and had to wait for the RAC which took well over 3 hours waiting in the cold. I was then recovered on a truck to my home address and it will be Monday 25/11 before a mobile fitter will be able to come to my home to fit replacement tyres and we can assess if there is any other damage. I would stress that these potholes must be particularly bad to ruin both of my tyres and they need urgently to be filled in. I have contacted the council road division to request a claim form for the damage but this still hasn't arrived by email, please can this be sent to me too?

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:50, Fri 22 November 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. site visited, works have been instructed by highway safety inspector to be undertaken within the next 28 days. for claim form please email or contact Northamptonshire highways on 01604 883400.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:03, Tue 26 November 2019

  • The pothole seems to have got worse. My tyre was also punctured

    Posted anonymously at 14:37, Tue 3 December 2019

  • This is certainly something that has been reported for some time and is getting worse. I am amazed that it hasn't been repaired as it could possibly endanger someone's life (cyclist or motorcyclist) and cause further damage to vehicles. I am becoming of the opinion that our town and county councillors obviously do not drive, or even travel, otherwise surely they would see these potholes for themselves and arrange the urgent repairs required.

    Posted anonymously at 19:25, Tue 3 December 2019

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