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Flooding of West Hanney-Denchworth road

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 17:26, Mon 5 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The West Hanney-Denchworth road is closed yet again due to flooding following the recent heavy rain. The primary cause is the ditch on the southern side of the road overflowing where the road is particularly low-lying. The ideal solution would be to raise the road level and/or raise the sides for the ditch. However, I have noticed that the water in the ditch alongside the flooded section of the road does not seem to flow away and subside, even though the ditch eastwards from the junction with Church Street is nearly empty. (I believe the ditch drains in an easterly direction.) Suggest this indicates that there is a major blockage in the drainage pipe which runs between the section of open ditch which floods and the open ditch eastwards from the junction with Church Street. If this blockage is resolved, it would significantly reduce the extent of the flooding and the associated disruption.

Council ref: ENQ20877769

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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 17:27, Mon 5 October 2020

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 17:11, Mon 2 November 2020

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