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Entire road flooded

Reported via iOS in the Gully and Catchpits category anonymously at 17:01, Tuesday 30 July 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council 3 minutes later

All the gully’s are blocked or broken and the water doesn’t drain away. The road is flooded. From tuition up hall drive. All the way to the slade traffics lights. Causing major problem.

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  • This is the state of the rd

    Posted anonymously at 17:54, Tuesday 30 July 2019

  • Thank you for your report, can you please advise if this is still an issue. The heavy rain from yesterday may have caused temporary flooding as the drains can't take all the water away at once.

    Posted anonymously at 08:59, Wednesday 31 July 2019

  • It’s clearly better than yesterday. But the drains still appear blocked. When I took the photos it’s wasn’t raining that badly. So all need clearing.

    Posted anonymously at 10:27, Wednesday 31 July 2019

  • Clearly the flood has now gone. However the gully drain still hasn’t been repaired and is dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 07:22, Wednesday 28 August 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Every time it rains the road flood. Due to the gully drain being blocked and unable to cope with water.

    Posted anonymously at 10:49, Wednesday 25 September 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thank you for your report, I can advise all storm drains link to main (storm) drains, which are maintained by Thames Water. Many of the storm mains are not large enough anymore for the capacity of water that can fall in flash flooding situations. Once the mains are full no further water can be drained away, and can sometimes cause water to surcharge back up the gully causing puddles to form around the gully or drain. Once it stops raining the storm main will slowly drain away meaning the current puddle will also drain away. If the issue persists once the rain has stopped then we can investigate further.

    Posted anonymously at 08:37, Wednesday 9 October 2019

  • The drain are still blocked and water never fully runs away. The drains all up the rd are useless.

    Posted anonymously at 20:20, Wednesday 23 October 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Yes it’s stopped raining. However the drains are still not draining. They appear blocked. But the slightest bit of rain and they flood again.

    Posted anonymously at 21:14, Wednesday 20 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thank you for your update. We have been out to check the gullies today and all are running okay. We believe this to be an underlying issue with Thames Water's Storm Drains. We have therefore reported this issue to Thames Water, for your information their contact telephone number is - 0800 316 9800

    Posted anonymously at 15:04, Thursday 21 November 2019

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