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Flooding on bend again (Monday 16/01/17)

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 08:02, Tuesday 17 January 2017 using FixMyStreet Professional

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later. Council ref: 774775.

Work was done last year which lasted over a week with traffic control to fix flooding on this bend. Ditches were cleaned out and the verge made good by filling with soil. It was obvious what was going to happen, the soil would wash into the ditch entrance and block it. Well a few month on, guess what has happened, the soil has filled the ditch entrance and is a few inches deep, so we get flooding and empty ditches. Even an idiot could have predicted this. The ditch entrance needs to be fitted with kerb stones or similar and be lower than the road so that water drains into the ditch. This will only get worse, please do the job in a professional manner.

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  • Not only is the road flooding again right on the bend, but the flint which was put on top of the mound of soil by the side of the road is now falling into the road. If the water doesn't cause an accident then the large pieces of flint in the middle of the road will.

    Posted anonymously at 13:59, Wednesday 17 May 2017

  • Drove this road today and flooding just as bad as it ever was. Need to remake the verges and clear the entrance to the ditches.

    Posted anonymously at 19:36, Wednesday 17 May 2017

  • Still flooded this morning and no rain overnight.

    Posted anonymously at 07:45, Thursday 18 May 2017

  • ONCE AGAIN there is now major flooding on this bend. Today a car swerved round the bend to avoid the flooding and nearly crashed into me. Will you wait for a fatal accident before looking at it? The last 'fix' took over a year to be dealt with. And the 'fix' (piled up mud) has collapsed.

    Posted anonymously at 17:25, Saturday 5 August 2017

  • Flooded again on the bend. The mud that was piled up at the side of the road has collapsed, flints and stones are on the road under the water, the ditch is higher than the road so water does not drain into it. I assume that it was someone on work experience that planned and done the work, on second thoughts, even they could have predicted what would happen. This work took a week to complete last year, what a waste of money. Maybe if you made the ditch lower than the road, then water might drain into it, search Google about water only running downhill.

    Posted anonymously at 19:11, Saturday 5 August 2017

  • Water has now dried up and you can see that the ditch is at the same level as the road. As posted in a previous comment unless the ditch is lower than the road then water will never run into it, maybe you could get somebody to explain about gravity etc.

    Posted anonymously at 07:51, Tuesday 15 August 2017

  • Many thanks for all the reports on this issue. We are looking into schemes that will solve this issue more permanently. We will add an update here when a plan is in place.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:35, Tuesday 5 September 2017

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