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600mm wide x 800mm long x 100mm deep pothole

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:50, Monday 27 September 2021 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

This pothole is on the NW bound carriageway of the A417 between Stanford-in-the-Vale and Farringdon, about 70m NW of the junction with the A4508 (just past a drain). It has existed for several months (at least from Feb 2021) and has caused damage to two tyres on my car: A blowout and tyre wall bulge. It was impossible to avoid the pothole due to oncoming in the middle lane turning into the B4508 to Shellingford.

Council ref: ENQ21906387

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:51, Monday 27 September 2021

  • I have just hit this same pot hole in the dark, did not see it. Blown my whole front left tyre. Awaiting rescue now. Please see damage. You can see myself sat on the road side just up from the pot hole (blue dot in screenshot).

    Posted anonymously at 19:34, Saturday 13 November 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:02, Monday 29 November 2021

  • Just went over this pothole-it was dark and therefore couldn't see it. Had to hold on tightly to steering wheel as we were jolted about. It shocked myself and my passenger. Needs urgent repair before it causes an accident.

    Posted anonymously at 08:30, Monday

  • Pothole this morning has buckled my alloy so severely that it now catches on the suspension strut on every revolution of the wheels. This left my girlfriend distraught that on the one day we've swapped cars, it got damaged. As you can see from the pictures the pothole is ~400mm wide, 7-800mm long and at least 100mm deep for the majority of it. Incident this morning was just before 7:30 whilst it was still dark at which time you really can't see it.

    Posted anonymously at 13:08, Monday

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:23 today

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