Welwyn Garden City road subsiding

SUBSIDENCE in a WGC road could lead to a serious accident. That is the worry of residents in Daniells who say they have been kept in the dark for over a year about large cracks in the road. The defected area in the Panshanger street was cordoned off by

SUBSIDENCE in a WGC road could lead to a serious accident.

That is the worry of residents in Daniells who say they have been kept in the dark for over a year about "large cracks" in the road.

The defected area in the Panshanger street was cordoned off by Herts Highways in September last year, however no one who lives in the road has been told what the problem is.

One resident said: "Nothing will be done until something serious happens like the road caving in when a bus goes over it.


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"And believe me that could happen."

Resident Jackie Campbell told the WHT it wouldn't be so bad if homeowners actually knew what the problem was.

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The mum-of-two who lives near the subsided area added it is causing many problems including parking and health and safety issues.

It is also an eyesore, according to the mum-of-two, who is waiting for an investigation to take place.

A spokesman for Herts Highways said: "The crack in the road is associated with some localised subsidence which occurred in part of Daniells in September 2008.

"This affected part of the carriageway and part of a private residence."

He added a previous survey undertaken was, however, "inconclusive" and consultants were currently investigating the cause.

"We have been advised that a more detailed survey will be necessary," he said

"In the meantime, the site is being monitored on a weekly basis to check that it remains in a stable condition."

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