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Layby has drainage issues hiding significant potholes

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 19:30, Sun 1 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1870294.

Drove through the layby last Sunday. Parked lorry on the left and whole layby covered with water. Hit a pothole on the right that was so deep the bottom of my engine hit the road surface. Layby needs drains unblocking or drains installed and the potholes filled in

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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 19:35, Sun 1 December 2019

  • I went through this lay bye on tuesday 11 dec 19. As it was dark I didnt notice the flooding until I entered and decided against stopping. As I got towards the exit my car hit what must be a huge pothole as the right hand side of my car dropped causing the underside to hit the road. My car is now in the garage having the necessary repairs and I will be looking to claim.

    Posted anonymously at 13:08, Mon 16 December 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This location has been inspected. There are currently no defects that meet the investigatory levels for repair. These levels need to be agreed with Northamptonshire County Council. We will continue to monitor through our Highway Safety Inspections.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:37, Mon 23 December 2019

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