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Deep pothome on Viking Way opposite entrance to Brunswick Gardens

Reported via mobile in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 12:37, Thu 12 October 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5090022.

Pothole is marked up but the mark up is wearing out, so it has been there for a while. It is very deep - a good couple of inches at least!!!! My Fiesta driver side front tyre went down it when travelling at 7.10pm in the dark, it was impossible to see. It felt like I'd hit something -scared the life out of me! Massive crunch and I immediately felt sick thinking I was bound to have a flat (we've already had to replace one tyre this year on the other car from a flat due to a pothole on Fotheringhay Rd) - I'd got one teen at home, the other just dropped off to the gym and a husband in Wales! I pulled into the next close to check for damage. Miraculously the tyre was fine, but I'm not convinced it hasn't done something to the suspension and will be having it checked when it goes in for it's MOT in 2 weeks time. It is dangerous, particularly to smaller cars and needs repair urgently.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:37, Thu 12 October 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found) - We have raised a works order to repair the defects that you have reported. These works will be undertaken within the next 28 days. Please follow reference number: 5074958 for updates.
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @nnchighways

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:59, Fri 13 October 2023

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