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Trench in road has sunk with potholes forming and water running down the road like a stream because the trench diverts water away from the drain. Instead the water pools lower down across the road to a drain on the other side.

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 15:47, Monday 14 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

This trench has been dropping steadily and potholes are developing. The trench diverts water past a drain instead of into it, and the water then pools across the road to a drain on the other side. There are two main hazards here, the potholes could cause a cyclist to come off their bike especially if invisible due to being filled with water. The water across the road could cause aquplaning especially as it is just before a bend where people brake. Finally, dirty water from the road gets splashed into my driveway almost to the front door and making it near impossible to walk out if my drive when raining without risking getting soaked with dirty water.

Council ref: ENQ19845017

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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 15:51, Monday 14 October 2019

  • Worst area measures approx 60x30 cm and is up to 6-7 cm deep. Can’t show you the other holes as I’ve reached the upload limit

    Posted anonymously at 15:09, Tuesday 5 November 2019

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