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Dangerous Road and Pavement Flooding

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:13, Tuesday 24 September 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

For many years this road has flooded and I previously reported it. In February 2011 when the replacement yellow gas pipes were installed the contractor smashed through the drains to install the new service. This allowed me to photograph the inside of the drains and show they are totally silted up. I reported this and the contractor was, apparently, forced to make good their damage and divert the yellow gas pipe. However, the drain has remained blocked. We regularly have a dangerous situation whereby the road and pavement floods, resulting in pedestrian slipping off the submerged footpath. Furthermore, all these years of flooding risk the fine particles being washed from the soil and a sink hole occurring where both gas and electrical services are situated. Please ensure the drains are cleaned to prevent further flooding.

Council ref: ENQ19843297

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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 10:17, Tuesday 24 September 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:59, Tuesday 22 October 2019

  • Road beginning to flood again one month later on 24Oct19, creating a hazard on the footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 17:35, Thursday 14 November 2019

  • Problem still occurring on 09Nov19.

    Posted anonymously at 17:37, Thursday 14 November 2019

  • Hours after the rain stopped on the morning of 14Nov19 the road is still flooded. The footpath is a hazard. Fines are being washed from the soil and it is only a matter until a sink hole or accident occurs.

    Posted anonymously at 17:39, Thursday 14 November 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:54, Tuesday

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