Council Warns Of Potholes On A10

PUBLISHED: 09:34 05 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:11 04 May 2010

council warns of potholes on A10

council warns of potholes on A10

THE continued cold and wintery conditions have caused a number of dangerous potholes to appear on the busy A10 between Ely and Cambridge. Drivers have reported an increasing number of the holes appearing on both lanes of Cambridge Road in recent days and

THE continued cold and wintery conditions have caused a number of dangerous potholes to appear on the busy A10 between Ely and Cambridge.

Drivers have reported an increasing number of the holes appearing on both lanes of Cambridge Road in recent days and concerns have been raised that the holes will continue to widen as heavy good vehicles thunder over them.

Ominous predictions of further snow and ice for East Cambridgeshire in January have added to motorists' worries as water continues to saturate the roads and cause cracks to widen as it freezes.

According to research carried out by leading car warranty provider Warranty Direct, potholes cost British motorists around £320 million annually in maintenance and repairs.

Cambridgeshire County Council, which is the authority responsible for the road, has moved to assure motorists that engineers will be out in force in the coming weeks to carry out any necessary repairs and has urged the public to report any potential hazards.

A spokesman for the council, said: "The long period of very bad weather will have caused some damage to the road surface and we would urge the public to report any potholes to us in the normal way.

"Residents can contact our Cambridgeshire Direct Contact Centre or they can also use the county council's website - and we will carry our repairs as quickly as possible.

"In addition, staff from our Highways Depots will inspecting roads in

their area as part of their routine work.

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