Preston road sweeper is filmed falling into nuisance pothole

A Preston road sweeper has been filmed falling into a pothole that was reported to the Council 17 days ago.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 7:29 am

The Preston City Council vehicle narrowly avoided becoming stuck after striking the pothole in a back alley between Dorset Road and Nottingham Road yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, February 25).

The incident was caught on CCTV by a resident who said he had reported the hazard to Lancashire County Council more than two weeks ago on February 8.

According to the LCC website, work on the fault has been marked as completed.

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Today (February 26), the Council said the hole is due to a problem with a sewer and is the responsibility of United Utilities.

It suggested that the issue had not been fixed by United Utilities due to them dealing with recent flooding problems.

The Council said it will follow up the problem with the water company if the hole is not repaired soon.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: "When we were made aware of this issue on February 10 we put up barriers around the hole for safety, and as we suspect it may have been caused by a problem with the sewer, have reported it to United Utilities for further investigation."

Lancashire County Council said the pothole is likely due to a problem with a sewer and is the responsibility of United Utilities

United Utilties have been approached for comment.

The Pothole twas reported to the Council over two weeks ago.
Lancashire County Council said the pothole is likely due to a problem with a sewer and is the responsibility of United Utilities
Safety barriers have since been erected around the pothole