Mud on the highway

Hazards caused by mud and dirt on the highway.

Mud and other dirt from vehicles and animals is a potential hazard to other road users, and can be the cause of accidents.

If we consider the mud to be a potential hazard, we will contact the farmer or landowner responsible and ask for the mud to be removed. If it is not removed within a reasonable time, then we may arrange for the work to be done and charge the person responsible.

Report mud on the highway online

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Or contact the Highway Enquiries Team to report a problem.


It is an offence to allow soil or refuse from land adjacent to a public highway to fall, be washed, or carried onto the road (under the Highways Act 1980). The police have the powers under the Road Traffic Act to force its removal.