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Overflowing drains

Reported in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 07:13, Mon 5 August 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1719885.

The drains along Tilbury Road get full and overflow within 5 minutes of rain falling. This has been an ongoing issue for many months. It is highlighted even more when we have rapid torrential rain. The consequence is that flooding occurs at the lower part of Tilbury Road, near Tilbury Rise. This flooding will lead to an accident when a car aquaplanes and collides with another car, pedestrians or property. The issue needs sorting very soon please. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 07:15, Mon 5 August 2019

  • Work instructed and will be undertaken within 26 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:08, Mon 19 August 2019

  • There are two drains on Tilbury Road which are full of gravel, weeds, vegetation, etc and these need to be cleaned out as soon as possible. A timeline of 26 weeks is totally unacceptable. The drains are virtually opposite each other and are the cause of the flooding that occurs further down Tilbury Road.

    Posted anonymously at 14:21, Mon 19 August 2019

  • Drain outside no. 10 Tilbury Road is blocked - as is the extra drain which was installed. Water flowing accordingly across half the road and splashing parked vehicles and pedestrians.

    Posted anonymously at 15:27, Mon 16 December 2019

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