Blocked stream tunnel causes flooding in heavy rain
Reported via desktop in the Carriageway category anonymously at 19:12, Tuesday 16 May 2023
Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4562783.
The stream flowing from Sourbutts Farm to the reservoir passes under the road (North end of Smithy Lane). The pipe which directs the water under the road gets very silted up (possible caused by obstructions in the pipe). High flow in the stream then backs up and floods the Smithy Lane) at the junction with the A54. Need pipe clearing and stream banks opening up to maintain clear flow.
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Posted by Cheshire East Council at 19:12, Tuesday 16 May 2023
We have carried out an initial assessment of the problem and we need more time to decide our next steps. Drainage issues can be complex and time consuming-matters and at this stage we are unable to give you any indication on timescale. We will update your enquiry once we have more information. In the meantime, we will keep the area safe through routine inspections. If you believe the location has become unsafe and is presenting an immediate danger, please call 0300 123 5020 or out of hours on 0300 123 5025. If you would like to know more about how we manage gullies and drains, you can find information here: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/ highways_and_roads/ road-maintenance/ gullies-and-drains.aspx
State changed to: In progress
Posted by Cheshire East Council at 14:59, Thursday 18 May 2023
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