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Flooded road caused me to aquaplane today

Reported via desktop in the Flooding/drainage category anonymously at 19:14, Saturday 8 May 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

On the inside(overtaking lane) just before the service station I encountered a massive puddle at 9:07 this morning that caused my car to go into a massive aquaplane induced slide. I was able to recover my car's attitude but it could have been a massive accident and even though everyone was driving at reduced speeds because of the heavy rain, it took me by surprise and for approximately 70 metres my vehicle was travelling at 45 degrees to the right of the true direction of travel. This occurred around 9:05 this morning on the 8/5/21 at about 60mph due to the heavy rain.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England.

    We have passed your report to our local inspector who will review the issue as part of their next safety check.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 09:48, Friday 21 May 2021

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