Bridge on Haddenham Road between Haddenham and Kingsey needs warning signs
Reported via mobile in the Flooding on a road/footpath category anonymously at 20:06, Monday 12 February 2024
Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 5568497.
There were 3 vehicles written off on 8 Feb due to the flood under the bridge being much deeper than it appears. This is a regular problem when there is heavy rain yet drivers regularly get caught out. There needs to be warning signs to warn drivers of potentially deep water. The food is caused by water pouring off the adjacent field which needs blocking so it doesn’t escape onto the road
If the flooding is caused by a water leak we will report it to the relevant water company, who are responsible for water leaks.
There are occasions when flash flooding overloads the drain/gully, even when a drain/gully is clean and well maintained it can only cope with a certain volume of water at one time, a sudden and heavy downpour can still cause flooding especially if the road is in a low lying area, this generally clears away over a matter of hours.
The Highway Officer is only able to inspect the drain when the water has cleared away, this will be done within 10 days and if required, an order will be raised to clear the drain.
Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 20:06, Monday 12 February 2024
We have been to the site and found no evidence of any flooding, this may mean that water has drained away.
This may mean the issue has already been inspected and resolved, or that it does not present any immediate safety to the public as during heavy rainfall some drains/gulley's may take longer to empty this is perfectly normal.