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Sunken road and constantly floods when it rains

Reported in the Flooding category anonymously at 13:20, Wed 19 August 2020 ; (there is no pin shown as the user did not use the map)

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 375141.

The area of road outside of 16 Prospect Place in Grantham is sunken and whenever it rains this area of ground holds water and floods. In heavy rain it holds so much that rain water leaks through and into the cellar of the property.

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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 13:20, Wed 19 August 2020

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:51, Wed 19 August 2020

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report. We carried out an inspection on 19 August 2020, during prolonged heavy rainfall and there was no standing water present. It was noted that there were a number of cellar openings open and/or damaged within the footway, this could be causing the damp (cellar openings are the responsibility of the home owners to maintain). In addition, cellars should have adequate tanking provision and you may need to check condition of this as, if it is old, it may not be effective if it is out of the guarantee period. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:54, Wed 9 September 2020

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