Residents plead for action over 'constant flooding' of Witham road

Pamela Hooper took this picture of Avenue Road on Friday

Pamela Hooper took this picture of Avenue Road on Friday

First published in News by , Reporter

Residents are pleading for action to repair drains after torrential downpour flooded a Witham road.

Heavy rain caused Avenue Road to be impassible on Friday with cars left stranded, which was caused by insufficient drainage systems, it is believed.

Residents living nearby believe that if the problem is not fixed soon, rain water will soon stream into people’s homes.

Care worker Pamela Hooper, 55, who works at Churchfields Care Home in Avenue Road, photographed the flooded road and said it occurred every time there was a downpour.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times, out tomorrow, for the full story.

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11:35pm Wed 30 Jul 14

James Abbott says...

Essex County Council Highways Department has been told about this problem several times but claim the "drains were inspected and are working".

Fact is they have not been working properly for years and it does bring in to question the credibility of the highways service - this is not the only example of them stating that inspections have been done and all is well.
Essex County Council Highways Department has been told about this problem several times but claim the "drains were inspected and are working". Fact is they have not been working properly for years and it does bring in to question the credibility of the highways service - this is not the only example of them stating that inspections have been done and all is well. James Abbott
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7:59am Thu 31 Jul 14

Bhudeeka says...

yes Essex Council has the money to spend on two stupid pointless fountains in Chelmsford but no money to deal with crises such as this
yes Essex Council has the money to spend on two stupid pointless fountains in Chelmsford but no money to deal with crises such as this Bhudeeka
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2:59pm Thu 31 Jul 14

keith_l says...

The rain on that day was exceptional and many normally well drained roads throughout the South East of England, including several in London, were flooded.

A month's worth of rain fell in about 2 hours. I'm sure that the floods will have cleared almost as quickly.
The rain on that day was exceptional and many normally well drained roads throughout the South East of England, including several in London, were flooded. A month's worth of rain fell in about 2 hours. I'm sure that the floods will have cleared almost as quickly. keith_l
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