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Regular, major road flooding hazard

Reported in the Flooding or standing water on road category anonymously at 21:20, Thu 19 December 2019

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 5 minutes later

B4065 - Leicester Road - SERIOUS FLOODING Roadside drainage dyke outside Milethorn Farm (Road between Wolvey and Shilton, Warwickshire.)

(NB: Pictures supplied were taken from Google maps in the summertime to illustrate the location only. 'Star' on picture marks the point of the flooding.)

After any significant / heavy rainfall the water in the dyke backs up and overflows onto the concrete entrance drive to Milethorn Farm.

The water regularly overflows across the concrete drive and spreads onto the tarmac roadway - causing standing water hazard and cars to swerve around the unexpected water. The water regularly spreads to the centre white line of the road. It is about 6" deep near the verge side.

On cold winter days this water will FREEZE creating high risk of drivers hitting the ice and crashing (maybe into opposing traffic from the opposite direction).

I do not live locally but travel the road regularly. The flooding issue is ongoing; it has been present for numerous years. It floods many times every winter.

Last week (December 2019) I saw the water across the WHOLE of one side of the carriageway. Red reflective 'Flooding' signs are regularly left in position to warn drivers.

The road is straight and unlit. The speed limit is national speed limit (60 mph for cars). It is a fast road. When travelling at night, drivers come across the standing water unexpectedly.

This is an ongoing and serious hazard to anyone using the road and will eventually result in a fatality, if not rectified.

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  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting.

    Posted anonymously at 13:23, Fri 20 December 2019

  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting.

    Posted anonymously at 13:24, Fri 20 December 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:50, Thursday 16 January 2020

  • Not fixed. Drainage dyke still backs up.

    Posted anonymously at 08:22, Friday 14 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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