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Paint rock on grass verge

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 09:07, Tuesday 12 January 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2473257.

I am reporting this on behalf of one of our plant hire delivery drivers who was unable to undertake a delivery to Coulthard Close in Towcester early last week. The driver has advised me that he experienced issues with navigating his vehicle around an obstacle on Irvine Drive. The delivery was on one of our larger fleet vehicles due to the nature of the equipment due to be delivered. This vehicle has a long wheelbase and body that is wider than average. It is not uncommon for our drivers to experience minor issues in our larger vehicles however, on this occasion the driver has stated that the location of the object, described as a painted rock on a grass verge, in conjunction with the bend in the road and other parked vehicles, meant that he was not able to drive past it without causing damage to his vehicle. The driver says he ended up reversing up onto a wide shared drive before turning away, and although there was another road leading to the delivery address, I understand that this was impractical for the driver. I am placing this report here following advice from Northamptonshire Police, who I initially reported this matter to out of concern for other vehicles, potentially emergency.

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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 09:07, Tuesday 12 January 2021

  • This is a duplicate of an ongoing report.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:18, Thursday 14 January 2021

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