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Drains not capable of handling rain

Reported via mobile in the Flooding category anonymously at 09:01, Monday 5 July 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council 35 minutes later

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I have called the council out on several occasions to fix the ‘blocked drains’ as the road floods on the slightest bit of rainfall. Apparently the incorrect drains have been installed, they are the incorrect pots or something. The road floods whenever it rains, as shown in the photos attached. This is incredibly dangerous and is a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt. This is a popular crossing point, which forces pedestrians to cut through the middle of the puddle (lowest flooding point) to cross the road. Vale lane is a notorious short cut to bypass traffic on the main road, so cars travel at high speeds on this section of road on a daily basis. As my office looks out on this junction, I see the near missus and hear the screeching of brakes every time the drains on either side of the road are overrun. I have seen young kids on their bikes trying to navigate through the puddle and cars having to slam on their brakes. Something needs to be done about this before it is too late, as I don’t want it on my conscience. The drains on both side of the entrance/exit to vale lane, outside my work (Befanco) need immediate attention. There is currently puddles out their now, as a result of the rainfall over the weekend.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:02, Monday 5 July 2021

  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:57, Tuesday 6 July 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:09, Wednesday 28 July 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:09, Wednesday 28 July 2021

  • This problem has not been fixed and has been incredibly dangerous this last couple of weeks with the wet weather. The drains simply cannot handle any amount of rainfall and flood the road, making crossing the road impossible for pedestrians. It is a serious accident waiting to happen, i have seen kids caught in the middle of the road trying to navigate around the puddle and cars braking late. This has the potential to be a fatal accident and the problem needs resolving sooner rather than later before anything happens!

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Monday 2 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:05, Monday 2 August 2021

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:20, Thursday 5 August 2021

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