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Drain Completely Blocked & Ineffective

Reported via mobile in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 01:41, Tuesday 27 July 2021 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later

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This drain is completely blocked with grit/silt/dirt and general debris from the road.

It is completely ineffective in dealing with surface run off water from rain and as it is on a steepish downslope of a hill leading into a small valley and the two other drains in the same area are also completely blocked there is effectively no drainage for rain / surface water here.

Drain needs cleaning and testing ASAP

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 01:41, Tuesday 27 July 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the drains outside Banbury Lane; specifically that you feel they are blocked with debris and muck from the road and potentially poses a flooding risk. Whilst we appreciate your comments and frustration, we have carried out an investigation and can confirm that there are no immediate safety concerns evident. However, we are pleased to confirm that cyclic cleansing of the drains and gullies in this area will commence in the next three months. For further information, please refer to: https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ roads-and-streets/ Pages/ highway-drainage.aspx If a flooding emergency occurs, please do not hesitate to contact us on daytime number (08.00-17.00) 0300 126 1000 or for our out of hours team 01604 651074 and this will be treated as a priority.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:51, Tuesday 27 July 2021

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