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Underpass flooded and vehicles can't get through.

Reported via desktop in the Flooding/drainage category anonymously at 08:47, Monday 5 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Drainage Pump System appears not to be working; this is Highway Englands responsibility as was installed when underpass put in to remove cross over on A12. Fire brigade have had to rescue stranded motorist!

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  • Flooded again this morning! Ridiculous!

    Posted anonymously at 07:46, Tuesday 6 July 2021

  • Flooded again due to overnight rain. This is 4th day in a row, as it's drained/reflooded since the 1st July. The open slotted drain gulley for the drains are blocked and not being cleared.

    Posted anonymously at 09:12, Tuesday 6 July 2021

  • Complaint to Suffolk Highways confirms it is a Highways England problem - HE, update - there is multiple reports filed now.

    Posted anonymously at 11:00, Tuesday 6 July 2021

  • Flooded underpass 4th day , emergency vehicles are unable to reach the village from Ipswich without a 10 minute diversion

    Posted anonymously at 11:09, Tuesday 6 July 2021

  • Thank you for contacting Highways England regarding the flooding.

    We are aware of the disruption the flooding has caused, and our contractor has been investigating the reasons why the pump did not work as it should have.

    An intermittent fault with wiring in the terminal box has been identified as the probable cause and a fix has now been made. This fault appeared to cause the failure of the pumps to engage.

    Although tests show the pump is now working correctly, in order to ensure there are no future recurrences of the failure, we will be arranging to replace the junction box and any older wiring as a priority.

    Thank you again for your report. Kind Regards Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 11:37, Friday 9 July 2021

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