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Potholes: The Potties are awarded to the best and worst
Pothole in Fortescue Road, Cambridge
Most annoying urban pothole winner - The Potty awarded to Fortescue Road

The winners of the prestigious Potties have been announced on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

In the world of potholes and pitted roads, The Potties rank up there with The Oscars, The BRITS and BAFTAs.

Spearheaded by Andie Harper and the mid-morning team, Potty nominations flooded in from around the county.

It was a big day for the pothole in the city's Devonshire Road, which scooped Potties in two categories - largest and deepest pothole in Cambridgeshire.

Driver frustration

Here at BBC Cambridgeshire, we have been inundated with reports of potholes and subsidence affecting roads right across the county.

The problems were exacerbated by the heavy snow at the end of December 2009, and further snow and freezing conditions throughout January and February 2010 made the problems even worse.

While councils have been doing their best to repair the roads - when weather conditions allowed - many have still not been touched, new potholes have emerged, and some of those repaired a few months ago, now need repairing again.

Potholes on the Swavesey to Over road
Swavesey - winner of The Potty for most potholes on a stretch of road

In response to the frustrations of listeners to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Andie Harper and the mid-morning consumer show team, created The Potties.

The Potties recognise pothole notoriety in a number of categories.

Here are The Potty nominations and winners for 2010 in Cambridgeshire:

Deepest pothole

The bridge on Shelford Road
Gilbert Road, Cambridge, near Manor School
Devonshire Road, Cambridge (winner)
Meadow Lane, St Ives

Most potholes in a short section of road

Lynn Road, Wisbech
The Ely by-pass
The Swavesey to Over road (winner)
Fulbourn Old Drift
A47 Wisbech to Guyhirn

Largest overall pothole
Fortescue Road pothole
Fortescue Road, Cambridge - it's that big and that deep!

Outside the Ship Pub, Northfields Avenue
Fortescue Road / Humphreys Road, Cambridge
Fowlmere / Foxton crossroads
Devonshire Road, Cambridge (winner)
Vinery Road, Cambridge

Most unavoidable group of potholes

Station Road, Swavesey
Pages Close, Histon (winner)
Vinery Road, Cambridge
A47 Wisbech to Guyhirn

Longest stretch of road with subsidence

Straight Drove, Farcet Fen
Long Drove, Haddenham
Bridge Road, Werrington (winner)

Other category winners

Most recurring pothole - Linton High Street
Most annoying urban pothole - Fortescue Road, Cambridge
Most annoying rural pothole - A47 Wisbech to Guyhirn

How to get your potholes fixed

Report a pothole

You can report potholes directly to the county council using the online form on the website.

You can also telephone reports to the Cambridgeshire Direct Contact Centre on 0345 045 5212. Lines are open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday.

And there are a number of websites offering advice on dealing with, and reporting, potholes including potholes.co.uk and fixmystreet.com.

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