Birmingham traffic disrupted by M6 pothole

Motorists in Birmingham have been hit by disruption and delays due to the appearance of a large pothole on the busy M6 motorway.

Delays of up to 40 minutes affected users of the roadway as a result of lane closures to repair the 12 ft by 6 ft hole, which covered the first two lanes of theM6 near junction eight, reports the Birmingham Mail.

Driving speeds on the road were restricted to an average of 35 mph due to the problem, which was repaired following a five-hour closure.

A Highways Agency spokesman stated that it had been aware of the pothole and had made temporary repairs to it prior to the latest incident.

He said: “It was due to be fixed in an overnight lane closure next week. Unfortunately it didn’t quite make it.”

This comes after Birmingham City Council stated in January that it has recognised the “urgent” need to make road repairs following the damage done by the harsh winter, calling on drivers to report any potholes they see.

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