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Every time it rains it floods

Reported via iOS in the Blocked drain category by D Burges at 09:22, Wed 15 January 2020

Sent to TfL 12 minutes later. TfL ref: FMS1938484.

This drain is always blocked now every single time it rains the entire pavement floods. It’s dangerous. Please fix it.

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  • As the entire A316 has to have the gullies cleaned TFL we are waiting for the program to be drafted by the contractors.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by TfL at 15:24, Wed 15 January 2020

  • The water on the footway has cleared TFL will continue to monitor the situation.

    Posted by TfL at 16:02, Thu 16 January 2020

  • The fact that the water has drained away 36 hours after the last rainfall is really rather missing the point. This part of the pavement floods like this EVERY TIME IT RAINS and it takes days to drain away - the point is it shouldn't take days to drain away.

    If you check the drain, you'll see, like all the others along the pavement and the road, it is completely blocked with black sludge. The whole street needs attending to. Come back and do your jobs properly.

    Posted by D Burges at 09:41, Fri 17 January 2020

  • TFL will continue to monitor the defect. This location has been placed on to the hot spot locations following heavy rain fall across the network.

    Once the new financial year starts a date will have to be finalised for the gulley cleaning in 2020.

    All gullies along the footway and carriageway were jet/cleaned during the annual cleaning activities. The last clean was during first quarter of 2019. The next jet clean will take place during the A316 Blockade which only occurs once a year for maintenance works to take place, the aim will also include for all gullies to be jet/ cleaned.

    Posted by TfL at 10:41, Fri 17 January 2020

  • Your report has been investigated and we have reported this to our contractors. If this is identified as a safety issue it will be made safe within four hours. If it isn't a safety issue we will aim to resolve it within 28 days. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 07:20, Fri 24 January 2020

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