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Blocked drains on Elland Road

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Alex Greenwood at 16:20, Fri 6 August 2010

Sent to Calderdale Borough Council 5 minutes later

I am concerned that the rainwater drains on the left hand side (the side with no housing) of Elland Road in Ripponden from the junction with Halifax Road down to the bridge over the beck are blocked by debris to the extent that they can no longer cope with water runoff during periods of fairly average rain fall (ie. greater than just a drizzle).

What is regularly happening during rain fall due to these blocked drains is that rain runoff is turning this section of Elland road into anything from a fast flowing stream to a shallow rapid river. The depth of the run off can be as much as three inches.

I am concerned this will eventually result in a traffic incident during a period of medium to heavy rainfall in the future and could, in time, possibly create structural problems for the foundations of the road and bridge.

Could somebody take a look at this issue?

Thank you.

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