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Blocked road drains between Godstow road and numbers 2 and 4 on Elmthorpe Road. OX2 8PA.

Reported via mobile in the Drainage category anonymously at 11:56, Mon 5 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The road drains at the Godstow Road end of Elmthorpe Road are not draining after rain. All 4 drains between Godstow Road and numbers 2 and 4 Elmthorpe Road are bad. In particular those closest to number 2 and 4. The pooling covered the entire road and most of the pavement on both sides after the recent prolongued bout of rain. It takes 8 or 9 hours to drain away adequately and 24 hours completely once the rain stops. The problem is getting worse. I think it may be from the muddy run off that comes from the bridges on Godstow Road, particularly bad since they started work on the Mill building site during the groundwork stage (large lorries, muddy wheels). It has contributed to rat problems in my home, which began after the heavy rain we had in July. I look forward to it being sorted out before the winter. I fear my house may be compromised by flood risk and continued onslaught from rats otherwise. Thank you :)

Council ref: ENQ20877697

Asset ID: 290041976

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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 11:57, Mon 5 October 2020

  • Heavy rains for one day - completely blocked drain, flooding on the road

    Posted anonymously at 21:18, Mon 5 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report. This has been sent to our drainage team to clear and investigate.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:34, Tue 6 October 2020

  • Flooding of Elmthorpe road as result of blocked drains

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 08:09, Tue 6 October 2020

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