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Blocked surface water drains

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:32, Friday 17 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

There are two drains blocked (one on either side of road) near to where the public footpath crosses the road just prior to the dip if heading towards Risborough. This was originally reported in February 2019 and still nothing has been done about it. The road floods whenever it rains, even if it is only light rain. This flood is after a blind summit if going towards Chinnor. There is no prior warning of this and the responsible authority have not even put out flood warning signs despite this being reported several times over the last year. This is extremely dangerous as cars are unaware of the floods and are forced into the middle of the road even with oncoming traffic.

Council ref: ENQ20854095

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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 14:35, Friday 17 January 2020

  • With the current weather this has now turned to sheet ice and is even more dangerous than before. How there has not been a serious accident due to lack of action is a miracle

    Posted anonymously at 10:11, Sunday 19 January 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. The gully issue/blockage will be included in our forthcoming gully cleansing programme. As there is a limited budget, we have to prioritise high flood risk areas. Sometimes it is the volume of water that falls, and our drains are unable to cope, but the water eventually disperses. We will continue to monitor this on our routine inspections. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 20:47, Sunday 19 January 2020

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