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Flooding outside at Mary and at John primary school meadow lane

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 18:26, Sun 1 December 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

When there are a few days of heavy rain there is flooding for several yards along meadow lane opposite at Mary and at John school. It is very deep for elderly people and small children and dangerous

Council ref: ENQ19849158

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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 18:30, Sun 1 December 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: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:40, Mon 9 December 2019

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