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Major Blockage in Drain by Pedestrian Crossing

Reported via mobile in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 16:37, Wed 18 January 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4145953.

Major Blockage in Drain by Pedestrian Crossing (traffic lights)

During heavy rain this causes major floods

The drain was looked at today and it's evident it is heavily blocked with a solid layer of dirt, muck and all sorts of stuff. You cannot see the rain water through the grill.

The potential cause of the major blockage could be tree litter during autumn and winter.

This has been going on for many years and drains still not unblocked.

Please can you ask your contractors to arrange for industrial heavy duty machines to clear out the major blockage in the drains.

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Updates

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. We appreciate this. We have reported this to our contractors. If the blocked drain 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. Should you need anything else, or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234.

    Please also be aware that all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, we aim to fix the fault within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 14:16, Fri 20 January 2023

  • 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 18 February 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.