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Road floods at the first sign of rain

Reported via iOS in the Drainage category anonymously at 18:54, Wed 17 October 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

The ditch is empty, but at the first sign of a small amount of rain, the road floods, on a bend, which causes cars to swerve onto the wrong side of the road to avoid it, on double white lines, and you are more likely to hit the potholes on the other side of the road too that still haven’t been dealt with or acknowledged as being defects. This has been a problem for sometime, but will be more obvious now the weather is deteriorating.

Council ref: ENQ18817987

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 18:55, Wed 17 October 2018

  • Thank you for your enquiry. I have visited the site and assessed the problem that you have identified. Unfortunately it does not meet our current intervention criteria so I cannot arrange a repair. We will continue to monitor this during our routine inspections.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:35, Mon 22 October 2018

  • What is the current intervention criteria for the flooding that takes place here then, please could you share it with us? I can almost guarantee the inspection was made when no water was present on the road on a dry day, judging by when the report was made and when it was closed, so there would not have been a problem present to physically see or inspect at that time. So if a routine inspection happens to fall on a day it is flooded might we see some action to try and prevent such problems that are going to cause accidents and could be avoided with some maintenance?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 01:49, Tue 6 November 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:03, Wed 14 November 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:51, Wed 12 December 2018

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