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Road flooding during rain

Reported via desktop in the Standing water category anonymously at 12:18, Mon 5 October 2020

Sent to TfL 3 minutes later. TfL ref: FMS2325965.

During rain the road outside my house (A205 at 52 Cavendish Road) gets badly flooded to create a pool of water that goes halfway across the road and at least 6-10m down the road. Two major concerns: 1) Safety. It's a main A road with large trucks traveling at speed and there's a risk of them planing on a deep puddle. 2) Cars and lorries going through the water splash a lot of water right across the pavement and up into our front garden. It makes the front of the house very messy and I'm concerned about water damage to the property.

It looks like there is a drain near the puddle but a) it's not close enough to drain it (as you can see from the pics) and b) during heavy rain it doesn't seem to be draining anywhere near fast enough to avoid a huge puddle being created.

I'm wondering if it needs another drain inserting or some other solution?

Best wishes, Freddie

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  • Category changed from ‘Flooding’ to ‘Standing water’

    Posted by TfL at 12:21, Mon 5 October 2020

  • After a bit of rain in the past couple of days the standing water now stretches halfway across the South Circular. Every car that goes by soaks the pavement and any pedestrians (including a pram carrying our new born baby on one occasion!).

    Posted anonymously at 15:08, Sat 31 October 2020

  • Your report has been investigated and we have reported this to our contractors. If this is confirmed as a safety issue it will be made safe within two 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

    To note all Action Scheduled reports are auto closed after 28 days, the fault however will be fixed within the timescale stated above which may be sooner or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 07:53, Fri 15 January 2021

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Sat 13 February 2021

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