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Blocked drain causing overflowing water during rainfall. Located in road (High St Irthlingborough) outside Chilli House

Reported in the Blocked/Damaged category by Cyndy Phillips at 17:22, Wed 12 August 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2242436.

This drains edges were repaired following a reported fault Ref 2001301 in February 2020. However I think the original damage was caused by the drain being blocked. The drain regularly has standing water in it following rainfall and regularly overflows during rainfall, the water then runs across the road to the opposite drain.(see photo) There have been several occasions when the water is flowing along the path in front of 35,High Street during heavy rainfall because the opposite drain cannot cope with the volume of water. Could you unblock the drain outside the Chilli House Indian Restaurant please. I have concerns that the overflowing water will enter 35,High Street during heavy rainfall.

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  • Northamptonshire Highways

    To report flooding relating to a highway such as blocked ditches, blocked drains or flooding on a road call Northamptonshire Highways or visit the Street Doctor website.

    Tel: 0300 126 1000 (Select Option 4) (8:00am - 6:00pm) 01604 651074 (out of hours)

    Posted by Pot Hole at 20:02, Wed 12 August 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 20:02, Wed 12 August 2020

  • Please also note the erosion damage caused by the regular washing over of water raised by cars passing. There is a crack in the retaining blue brick wall and the pavement is degrading. The blue brick wall edges by the steps are also badly damaged by the water being splashed against them. I retrieved the bricks that have fallen off into the road and am keeping them safe in the hope that you will also arrange for this damage to be repaired. The pavement drains on the opposite side are also full of silt due to lack of annual maintenance and is exacerbated by the extra overflowing water.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 17:01, Wed 19 August 2020

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