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Blocked culvert/drainage pipe under road

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category by Johnnie Graham at 12:29, Tuesday 23 February 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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Water cannot escape from the field on the west of the junction, under the road, to the drainage system on the east of the junction. This is a safety issue because of the very deep water collecting by the culvert which a child could easily fall into, and in recent freezing weather a sheet of ice extended across about half of the road, just where cars would brake before turning onto the Baulking Road. This has been a problem for about two months.

Council ref: ENQ21888407

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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 12:30, Tuesday 23 February 2021

  • I have heard from GWR/Balfour Beattie that they kindly tried to clear this as they were in the area (they were, you will recall, involved in the bridge drain system clearance). However, they report that they cannot clear the under-road pipe, despite trying to rod it. If you could deploy your experts that would be much appreciated.

    Posted by Johnnie Graham at 17:49, Tuesday 9 March 2021

  • Good morning, please may I have an update on where we are with this fault please.

    Although we are going into drier weather, wetter weather will be upon us before we know it and the potential risks will re-surface as stated in original request - Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 09:20, Thursday 1 April 2021

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    This under-road pipe remains blocked. Suggest this is a good time to fix before the ditches fill up again. Thanks.

    Posted by Johnnie Graham at 10:05, Thursday 15 April 2021

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