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Huge puddles in the road near the pavements

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 02:49, Sunday 5 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

When it rains there are huge long puddles in the road near the pavements (on Woodstock Road).

Council ref: ENQ20869696

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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 02:49, Sunday 5 July 2020

  • 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 15:12, Tuesday 7 July 2020

  • 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.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:13, Tuesday 7 July 2020

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