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Private spring overflowing

Reported via desktop in the Drainage category anonymously at 11:10, Sunday 15 January 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Private spring overflowing onto public road from multiple locations. Please see attached images.

Location 1: spring overflowing from private road onto public road. Drain across drive needs clearing. Please see image attached.

Location 2: Drain across private road extends down embankment on private land. This extended drain has become blocked and is overflowing onto public road a few meters down from the private road entrance. Extended drain needs clearing. Please see image attached.

Location 3: two springs overflowing from raised embankment onto public road near private drive entrance (to be found on private drive, A44 side). Springs are covered by ivy but easy to see water draining onto public road.

Despite efforts by homeowner this is an ongoing issue that is worsening and requires a long term solution.

Cold weather is forecast for the coming week and the water will freeze over causing ice and dangerous driving conditions. Yet again a risk to property.

Council ref: ENQ23944402

Asset ID: 290082709

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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 11:11, Sunday 15 January 2023

  • Location 3

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:14, Sunday 15 January 2023

  • Road has totally iced over today, as predicted. At least one vehicle stuck on steep incline this morning due road ice caused from overflowing spring.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 17:42, Tuesday 17 January 2023

  • Ice on road due overflowing spring. Dangerous driving conditions. Avoid this road.

    Posted anonymously at 15:42, Wednesday 18 January 2023

  • The homeowner has cleared all drains and the road is free of ice. Thank you!

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 12:17, Friday 10 February 2023

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