Underpass flooding is 'extremely dangerous'

Underpass flooding is 'extremely dangerous'

Underpass flooding is 'extremely dangerous'

First published in News

PERSISTENT flooding under a bridge is “extremely dangerous”, according to a parish council clerk.

The underpass on the A303 (C29) became flooded during the recent bad weather.

Overton Parish Council clerk Laura Harley told the latest parish meeting: “It’s extremely dangerous.”

She pointed out that Hampshire County Council is currently carrying out work on the C29 as part of Operation Resilience, but added: “It seems it would be more important to deal with the flooding under the bridge.”

Cllr Brian Langer said the problem was long-term, adding: “This has been going on for years.”

He described the response from Hampshire County Council after reporting the problem as “pathetic”.

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9:37pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Beggarwood Resident says...

I second that on being dangerous. The other day I waited until the car in front of me had gone through the water then very cautiously drove through the middle of the flood where it was at it's lowest, a lorry came from the opposite direction and continued at approx 15mph through the flood, completely covered my car and windscreen in water, it was so dangerous and scary, I couldn't see a thing and he could of quite easily lost control. I don't use this road very often but it's been flooded now for weeks and is always flooded when it rains, this is a well used road and there should be no excuse to leave water like this for anything more than 24hrs.
I second that on being dangerous. The other day I waited until the car in front of me had gone through the water then very cautiously drove through the middle of the flood where it was at it's lowest, a lorry came from the opposite direction and continued at approx 15mph through the flood, completely covered my car and windscreen in water, it was so dangerous and scary, I couldn't see a thing and he could of quite easily lost control. I don't use this road very often but it's been flooded now for weeks and is always flooded when it rains, this is a well used road and there should be no excuse to leave water like this for anything more than 24hrs. Beggarwood Resident
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8:06am Tue 28 Jan 14

Buster Preciation says...

Curiosity got the better of me so I Googled 'Operation Resilience'. God knows why HCC feel the need to play war or espionage, but there you go. True enough it took me straight to a page on the HCC website that splits the county in to the eleven boroughs and for each it says "No works planned at present". And it hasn't been updated since November!
Curiosity got the better of me so I Googled 'Operation Resilience'. God knows why HCC feel the need to play war or espionage, but there you go. True enough it took me straight to a page on the HCC website that splits the county in to the eleven boroughs and for each it says "No works planned at present". And it hasn't been updated since November! Buster Preciation
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11:38am Sat 1 Feb 14

Folkestone Saint says...

I remember the under-pass by J-Davey being flooded for so long that wild-life started to live in it, not ducks or fish but water boatmen newts and the like
I remember the under-pass by J-Davey being flooded for so long that wild-life started to live in it, not ducks or fish but water boatmen newts and the like Folkestone Saint
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