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Water causes damage to driveway bloccking path

Reported via desktop in the Flooding category anonymously at 16:27, Thursday 4 February 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2525140.

Customer is requesting the water flooding his property from the road to be investigated

When it rains runs from the road across the dropped kerb and down the drive away cause the slabs to break and prevents the owner from using driveway

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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 16:28, Thursday 4 February 2021

  • Please see pictures above

    Posted anonymously at 17:58, Thursday 4 February 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding the drainage in Corby. Stephenson Way is on a triennial programme of works and we are due to visit in April 2021. We have been experiencing high levels of reports since the start of January and have crews out currently dealing with the severe weather, treating our precautionary and adverse gritting routes. This does mean that some resource is being utilised elsewhere. This may have an effect on the programme but we are doing all we can to keep to the dates. The response that highways give to flooding is based on risk and our priority is to protect life and wellbeing and to manage property and environmental damage. It should be noted that a gully with silt in is ok. They are designed that way and as long as the outlet is clear the water will drain away, it will just take time. They are not blocked but the amount of rain that fell in January, in a short space of time, meant some gullies could not cope. This means that even recently cleared gullies can, and will be, overwhelmed by the volume of water they have to deal with, and it will take time for water to drain. Highway drainage is there to take water from the highway but the drainage system was also taking run off water from driveways and adjacent land. It had been raining continuously for weeks; the ground was waterlogged all over the county and meant this torrential rain had nowhere to go. To read more about gullies please click here https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ roads-and-streets/ Pages/ highway-drainage.aspx

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:40, Tuesday 9 February 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:04, Thursday 18 February 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding the drainage in Corby. Stephenson Way is on a triennial programme of works and we are due to visit in April 2021. We have been experiencing high levels of reports since the start of January and have crews out currently dealing with the severe weather, treating our precautionary and adverse gritting routes. This does mean that some resource is being utilised elsewhere. This may have an effect on the programme but we are doing all we can to keep to the dates. The response that highways give to flooding is based on risk and our priority is to protect life and wellbeing and to manage property and environmental damage. It should be noted that a gully with silt in is ok. They are designed that way and as long as the outlet is clear the water will drain away, it will just take time. They are not blocked but the amount of rain that fell in January, in a short space of time, meant some gullies could not cope. This means that even recently cleared gullies can, and will be, overwhelmed by the volume of water they have to deal with, and it will take time for water to drain. Highway drainage is there to take water from the highway but the drainage system was also taking run off water from driveways and adjacent land. It had been raining continuously for weeks; the ground was waterlogged all over the county and meant this torrential rain had nowhere to go. To read more about gullies please click here https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/ councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ roads-and-streets/ Pages/ highway-drainage.aspx Update 18.2.21. Thank you for your enquiry. We have raised a works order to repair the defects that you have reported. These works will be undertaken within the next 28 days.
     

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:04, Thursday 18 February 2021

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:04, Thursday 18 February 2021

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 06:20, Thursday 18 March 2021

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