Standing water on road leading to very slippery conditions on corner. Particularly dangerous in freezing weather.
Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 18:14, Fri 26 January 2018
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Water has been present for several weeks and is not related to recent rainfall. It looks like a drainage problem.
This problem was reported weeks ago by the parish council. They were promised someone would come out within 10 days and still no action. There has already been an accident involving a girl on a moped who skidded on the ice. What does it take to get some action before someone has a fatal accident.
Posted anonymously at 08:59, Mon 5 February 2018
Hi, the site has been initially investigated and the cause appears to a be ditch capacity issue. Maintenance and clearance of ditches (unless within the highway which these are not) are the responsibility of the land owner. We will be writing to them reminding them of their obligation and requesting that they are cleared. The county council will ensure the drains (Grips) into the ditches are clear to get the water off of the road.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:24, Wed 28 February 2018
Hi, slippery road signs are now in place while we liaise with the Parish Council and Landowners on Ditch clearance to hopefully resolve the issue.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:12, Thu 8 March 2018
Moderated by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:12, Thu 8 March 2018
There is no change to the condition of the standing and running water. The standing water is also hiding some very deep potholes at the edge of the road which is causing vehicle damage.
State changed to: No further action
Posted anonymously at 09:11, Tue 24 April 2018
State changed to: Investigating
Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:44, Tue 24 April 2018
Thank you for your comment. I can confirm we are still working with the Parish Council and liaising with landowners on the issue. There is limited point repairing potholes with the level of water on the road as they wont last very long at all.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:55, Tue 24 April 2018
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