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Severe black ice caused by poor drainage

Reported via desktop in the Flooding of a road or pavement category anonymously at 09:08, Fri 21 January 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3256257.

Villagers have reported this problem on numerous occasions over the years. Despite a distinct lack of rain in the last week or so, the lane up to North Stoke is a sheet of ice with particular issues on the first couple of steep corners when heading uphill and a very dangerous position when exiting the lane having to try and stop on a sheet of ice and not to shoot out onto Bath Road - it's an accident waiting to happen. The BANES refuse collection couldn't happen today as the lorry couldn't make it up the hill due to ice. Villagers have taken children to school and then can't make it back up the hill, someone ended up in the hedge today on their way down. When we report this you come and sweep the leaves/clean the drain but that doesn't solve the problem long term - the water runs across the road as it needs new gullies to be dug out and the drainage to be properly put in place to prevent the problem.

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  • Thank you for this report. We will review the details and carry out an inspection of the site if required.

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 09:08, Fri 21 January 2022

  • We've looked into this report and decided the issue doesn't need immediate attention.

    There are future works identified in this area and we have included this issue to be resolved at the same time.

    We've closed this report. To find out what we do and how we make these decisions, please visit fmsroads02

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Systems Team at 13:20, Mon 31 January 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.