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Loose manhole cover could collapse causing fatalities

Reported via desktop in the Flooding/drainage (NH) category anonymously at 20:31, Friday 17 November 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5225576.

There is a loose manhole cover on A5 near John's Motors everytime a vehicle goes over it there is an extremely loud bang which is causing noise pollution There is also a serious issue of fatalities and serious road accident if this manhole cover comes loose or collapses. This has been reported many times but has been passed off saying that it is bts cover . ABSOLUTE PATHETIC this needs sorting as an emergency and at least some temporary lights at location to lower speed of vehicles whilst we all sit and wait for bt to arrive

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  • Thank you for making your report. We have asked our inspection team to attend this location and assess the issue. If any work is needed, they will arrange for this to happen. Should no immediate work be required we will continue to monitor this during our regular inspections.

    Although we always aim to complete repairs as quickly as possible, timescales do vary as we try to minimise disruption to customers by combining activities into single closures and always ensuring the safety of our people.

    Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 13:11, Monday 20 November 2023

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