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Blocked rainwater drain

Reported in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 09:45, Thu 14 November 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 5 minutes later. ref: 1845681.

The blocked rainwater drain was reported in May 2019 and we were advised that this would be unblocked @ the next routine clean. This has NOT been done and the drain remains blocked. With the substantial rainfall we have had recently water is flowing down Ashfield Avenue and into Mackenzie Road. The drains are not working and there is now a risk to floodwaters entering driveways which slope downwards from the road. BLOCKED DRAIN IS OUTSIDE 54 MACKENZIE ROAD. I have not checked the other drains in the road.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 Highways at 09:50, Thu 14 November 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has been raised to cleanse the highway drains at this location. These works will be undertaken within the next 28 days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:50, Fri 22 November 2019

  • You sent a email a week ago to check to see if this had been done. The answer is NO. It is still blocked as of 19/12/2019. On 19/12/2019 the road sweeper appeared @ 07.18 am to unblock the drain. HOW STUPID? the road is double parked with vehicles overnight and of course there was a vehicle over the drain. Maybe get the drain people to come @ a civilized hour when most of the vehicles have moved to go to work?

    Posted anonymously at 07:25, Thu 19 December 2019

  • Thank you for you enquiry. This location has been inspected. There are currently no defects that meet the investigatory levels for repair. These levels have been agreed with Northamptonshire County Council. We will continue to monitor through our Highway Safety Inspections.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:38, Fri 27 March 2020

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