Road drains are blocked causing puddles across the whole of the cycle lane which is causing bikes to swerve into traffic or on to the pavement.
Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 10:38, Wednesday 14 August 2019
Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later
Road drains are not clearing the surface water causing a risk to cyclists, traffic and pedestrians.
Council ref: ENQ19840445
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 10:40, Wednesday 14 August 2019
Thank you for your report.
All storm drains link to main (storm) drains, which are maintained by Thames Water. Many of the storm mains are not large enough anymore for the capacity of water that can fall in flash flooding situations.
Once the mains are full no further water can be drained away, and can sometimes cause water to surcharge back up the gully causing puddles to form around the gully or drain.
Once it stops raining the storm main will slowly drain away meaning the current puddle will also drain away. If the issue persists once the rain has stopped then we can investigate further.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:48, Thursday 15 August 2019
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