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HAVE YOUR SAY: Pothole watch

We want you to help us find West Cumbria’s worst potholes.

The Times & Star has launched Pothole Watch to help find the potholes which are making our roads unsafe.

We need your help in logging every pothole in the area.

You can get involved by sending us your comments and pictures.

We want to know where the worst potholes are and which ones you feel should be made a priority to fix.

The county council’s highways hotline was swamped by calls over the Christmas period.

A county council spokesman said that over the 2012 Christmas period they received 79 calls and identified 101 potholes.

In 2011 the council received 37 calls and identified 43 potholes over the same period.

The spokesman said: “We have responded to each of these problems either as an immediate response or programmed them for fixing according to our established priorities.”

He added that 16 areas had been deemed as requiring an immediate response but he declined to name them.

Get involved!  Tell us your pothole hotspots below and

Email your photos and suggestions here


Have your say

It's not easy driving a car around whilst simultaneously making notes on potholes.
1. The police think my camera is a phone and stop me taking pictures,
2. I need two hands to write notes in a notebook
3. there are so many potholes I might have filled a notebook already
4. unless you're both committed, you can't get your partner or a friend to accept your pedantic note taking, continuously stopping and measuring the depth of each hole, watching you don't get run over etc etc etc.

Don't you think this dangerous job would be better done by Cumbria Highways?

Posted by Hugo Pedantic on 7 March 2013 at 10:19

Cross Lane in Whitehaven is part of the main bus route from Frizington to Maryport. The road has been designated for improvements but goodness knows when. There are huge potholes all the way down from the Springfield Avenue junction and the worst area is just at the end of the road near the junction with Highfields. The holes are so bad you can see the metal wire grid under the surface - not good for your tires and definitely not good for suspension!

Posted by Alison Phillips on 2 March 2013 at 08:01

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