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Road drain on west side of Skellingthorpe Road totally choked with mud and silt

Reported in the Blocked drain category anonymously at 10:53, Thursday 13 August 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 374839.

The drain being blocked causes water to run downhill to the next drain and overspill into the driveway of number 375, casing flooding during heavy rain.

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  • Thank you for reporting this issue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we may not be able to meet our usual response times. We are doing everything we can to maintain resource levels to provide your highways service. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:53, Thursday 13 August 2020

  • This fault will be fixed as part of our next cycle of works. We cut the grass three times a year and treat weeds twice a year between April and October. We clean highway drains once a year.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:42, Thursday 27 August 2020

  • This is not satisfactory. You should not blame the virus for your failures. The drain needs to be emptied at least twice a year. The grass mowing has no bearing on the paths which are being encroached and have reduced the path width by 40%, and these paths are shared with cycles. URGENT attention is required. I am happy to meet your representative in order that you fully understand the dangers this problem is causing

    Posted anonymously at 18:17, Thursday 27 August 2020

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available. We are sorry that during the COVID-19 pandemic situation we may take longer to respond than normal. Thank you for your patience.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:16, Friday 28 August 2020

  • You were originally told about this on August 20th, we are now very close to September 20th. I have just taken 3 photos but I can only download 1, but all 3 grates are totally blocked on the SE side of Skellingthorpe Road from 373 SR to outside Stones Place which causes flooding problems on 5 driveways namely 373, 375, 375a, 375b and 377. Another issue outside 377 is that you have resurfaced the highway above the height of the dropped kerb which exasperates the problem.

    Posted anonymously at 15:32, Wednesday 16 September 2020

  • All 3 grates Once a year to empty is unacceptable and LCC need to look at the drop kerb problem as well.

    Posted by Paul Birkin at 20:17, Wednesday 16 September 2020

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