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Fern Lane outside No 4 two pot holes being made worse by a water pipe leak.

Reported via iOS in the Pothole category anonymously at 12:39, Monday 23 January 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

Water emerging through the road surface next to a water hydrant plate in the road, this leak has been reported multiple times and nothing done. The water accumulating on the road surface is causing considerable escalation of pot hole erosion in two places. This is in addition to ice accumulation from the water freezing causing a serious hazard. Please apply pressure on the water company to repair the leak then arrange for the pot holes to be repair as soon as possible. Thank you.

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  • This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding a pothole/road surface.

    During winter months we receive a very high number of reports regarding potholes or a poor road surface, it's easy to assume that potholes are formed due to roads being poorly maintained but that is not usually the case. There are many factors that can cause potholes, particularly during the winter months when water seeps in through cracks in the road surface, collecting underneath and when the water freezes, it expands and forces up the road surface in through cracks in the road surface.

    Our priority is always the safety of road users, so in some cases during busy periods a permanent repair is not always possible immediately. However, temporary repairs are a way to ensure the area is safe until such times as we can return to make a permanent repair.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:39, Monday 23 January 2023

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