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Blocked drainage in highways ditch

Reported via mobile in the Flooding/drainage category anonymously at 13:53, Tuesday 6 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

The ditch running alongside the motorway is blocked approx 1.3km from the junction going north. The water is pouring onto the field.apparently there’s a bridge with a pipe under to connect with the rest of the ditch which must be blocked . This field (known as the airstrip) is for haymaking and grazing but is now like a paddy field . Please could you investigate .

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England concerning drainage issue.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 20 July.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 13:22, Monday 12 July 2021

  • Thank you for contacting Highways England.

    We have passed your report regarding blocked drainage in a highways ditch near the M3 to our route inspector who will review the issue as part of their next safety check.

    Our Drainage Team have verified this is not a flood hotspot however we'll continue to monitor the area.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 16:40, Monday 19 July 2021

  • There is a goose on the M3 between hook junction and fleet services east bound

    Posted anonymously at 06:30, Sunday 29 August 2021

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