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Just south of the Town Bridge in Congleton

Reported via desktop in the Flooding category anonymously at 20:23, Wed 15 November 2023

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5217076.

As soon as there is substantial and/or continuous rainfall a large pool of water accumulates by the kerb. Depending on the exact conditions this can stretch half-way across the northbound side of the road. The result is that anyone walking along the (quite narrow) pavement is likely to get thoroughly soaked by water splashed/sprayed over the pavement by passing vehicles. Most of this is because drivers don't bother to slow down to a crawl and/or move out towards the centre of the road, though the latter is often not possible because of the lack of road width when vehicles are coming from the opposite direction. The problem is basically that although the nearest roadside gully is only a few feet away, the road surface in which it is set is higher than that where the flood occurs.

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    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 20:23, Wed 15 November 2023

  • This location is included in the routine maintenance programme. More information can be found on our website through the following link: highways_and_roads/ road-maintenance/ grass-verges.aspx

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 17:55, Wed 13 December 2023

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