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Persistent flooding at southern end of Hayfield Road after heavy rain

Reported via desktop in the Flooding on Road category anonymously at 18:17, Tuesday 20 February 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5606543.

Problem first reported in May 2023, then October 2023. No resolution. Recurred February 2024. Underground pipe work possibly damaged by roots of Silver Birch trees growing by the bollard outside the Deli.

Council ref: ENQ24993304

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 18:17, Tuesday 20 February 2024

  • Thank you for your report. We have put forward these gullies for further investigation works.
    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.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:59, Thursday 22 February 2024

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