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Buxton Old Road, heading towards Whaley Bridge opposite the steps leading up to Longside Resevoir

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 13:41, Thursday 25 November 2021

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3143546.

There is a large pothole on the edge of carriageway approx 1 metre in length by approx 300mm wide opposite Longside Resevoir. I drove over this pothole on Monday 22/11/21 (possibly Sunday) and caused a blow out of my front offside tyre and I believe it has caused further damage to the car due to a very noticeable noise from the front of the car. The incident occurred at about 10pm and I was travelling back towards Disley from the Whaley Bridge direction. There were temporary traffic lights there at the time due to work taking place at the resevoir and there were a number of United Utility tankers parked up on the road within the temporary traffic management. The tankers were parked on the Disley bound side of the road but they were facing towards Whaley Bridge. As it was dark the tankers had their headlights on which made it difficult to see the edge of carriageway as I was effectively travelling on the wrong side of the road through the traffic management but with the headlights from the tanker pointing towards me but from my near side (I.e they were blinding me) and Due to the coned off area I was having to drive closer to the edge of carriageway. I have put the spare tyre on my car & will be taking it to the garage for a new tyre and assessment of any damage.

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your enquiry and passed it to a member of our team. We will assess your enquiry within 20 working days.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 13:42, Thursday 25 November 2021

  • We have assessed your report and have arranged to make safe and carry out a repair in the next 5 working days.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 12:47, Friday 26 November 2021

  • We have assessed your report and have arranged to carry out work as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 07:21, Friday 3 December 2021

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