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Deep pothole, 8cm - 10cm deep approx 1 metre long

Reported in the Potholes category anonymously at 14:14, Monday 28 October 2019

Sent to Lancashire County Council 1 minute later

We were travelling along Todmorden Road, towards Burnley, on the afternoon of Sunday 27th October 2019 when my nearside front wheels hit this pothole and violently bounced the car.

I was travelling at less than 30mph (I have dash cam footage to prove this) when I hit the pothole.

The pothole is approximately 1 metre long, 8 - 10cm deep and approximately 1 metre from the kerb.

I cannot tell at this point if there is any damage to my vehicle, I would have to take it to a garage to have the wheels, tyres, suspension and underside of the car examined.

I found a stick and a drinks can in a nearby skip which I placed in the pothole to give an indication of the size and scale. I returned these to the skip immediately afterwards.

Given the length and depth of the pothole I suspect that it has been there for some time.

One of the pictures shows the location of the pothole outside a property on Todmorden Road but there were no house numbers but the property is adjacent to the Fern Hill House Care Home 2/8 Todmorden Road, Bacup OL13 9BA so the property could 10/12?

The pothole is approximately 25 metres past the entrance to the care home on the left, traveling away from Bacup towards Burnley.

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  • The problem has now been fixed

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 13:37, Sunday 1 December 2019

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