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Gullys on edge of road all blocked

Reported in the Gully and Catchpits category anonymously at 14:56, Wednesday 15 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

All the gullys along Spring Lane are blocked in the drain part not the actual grate part, resulting in the road flooding when it rains as the water has nowhere to go.

Council ref: ENQ20870487

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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 14:56, Wednesday 15 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 14:36, Friday 17 July 2020

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