TWITTER fans will be able to follow Cheshire West and Chester Council's road maintenance team at work as part of a special event later this week.

Thursday's event is part of the authority's Road Care campaign and the team will post updates as road defects are repaired.

West Cheshire’s highway network includes more than 1,400 miles of roads, 560 bridges and structures, 45,000 lamp posts and 76,000 gullies.

During the day people will be able to find out how council engineers and crews from the Council’s Term Maintenance Contractor Ringway, decide on priorities each day and how the defects are mended.

Councillor Lynn Riley, executive member for localities, said: "This Twitter day is a chance for you to join us behind the scenes and see how repairs on our road network are carried out.

"You are sometimes caught up in our road works as we work hard to improve the state of our roads, so why not come along and meet the teams.

"We do the inspections and the work but there's a lot of road and pavement across the borough.

"With you as an extra set of eyes and ears, you can report faults to us so that they can be prioritised and repairs can be carried out that much quicker.

"Please don't assume that someone else will have reported that pothole on your road.

"We really appreciate your help and Twitter days such as this one; show the whole team in action on part of our 1,400 mile road network.”