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Storm drains can’t cope with heavy rain

Reported via mobile in the Roads and Carriageways category anonymously at 12:38, Saturday 6 January 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5404594.

The road outside my house floods when there’s heavy rain and blocks my drive making entry difficult through a large mass of water. In exceptional rain (as just witnessed) the local sewage pumping station can’t cope either and sewage water is added to the lake outside my house. Cars going through the water (usually at speed because of lack of traffic calming) spray water onto my perimeter wall and over time has washed the mortar away. This also causes a driving hazard as drivers move into the opposite lane of the road to avoid the water. Traffic from Sutton Courtenay is arriving into the same area without sight of the problem and decelerating from 40 mph. When the water recedes I’m left with debris from the flooded area on my drive, pictured. This has been a problem for many years and has never been fixed. I have reported it previously. This also impacts my neighbours whose cottage is below the level of the road. I didn’t get a picture of the recent flood but have included one from June.

Council ref: ENQ24986547

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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 12:38, Saturday 6 January 2024

  • These pictures taken 24/02/24 after a large and relatively short downpour.

    Posted anonymously at 11:10, Monday 26 February 2024

  • Photos from 28/03/24. You can see how far cars are pushed into the opposite side. Large Lorries regularly use this road. Cyclists have little chance of being passed safely. I first reported this in 2020 and you’ve clearly not fixed as you’ve suggested.

    Posted anonymously at 14:25, Thursday 28 March 2024

  • Photos from 28/03/24. You can see how far cars are pushed into the opposite side. Large Lorries regularly use this road. Cyclists have little chance of being passed safely. I first reported this in 2020 and you’ve clearly not fixed as you’ve suggested.

    Posted anonymously at 14:45, Thursday 28 March 2024

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