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Drainage system not draining onto enbankment

Reported via desktop in the Flooding/drainage (NH) category anonymously at 19:43, Thu 16 December 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3184752.

On the opposite side of the road to my property Butterbread Barn EX6 6JD is a drain on the enbankment to the A30 - a number of drains on the road and at the end of the crash barrier on the road drain to a brick ditch type drain - the pipes coming into and out of this drain are blocked - this causes this water to across the road overloading the same structure that is on the same side of the road as my property (see report ref - FMS3184709) to overflow and discharge the water and other contaminated products from the road (diesel, silt, debris) onto my property and is making my drive wet and unstable. Devon highways deal with the ditches and drains but as this forms part of the A30 enbankment they say that you have to deal with the issue - due to both sides of the road being blocked even small amounts of rain make the setup flood my property - this is now causing me great stress as my own drainage system is picking up the water and causing issues with my septic tank, obviously the water running down the road gets contaminated on route, this is on top of the fact that my drive getting damaged and washed away. It would be nice if someone could actually take responsibility and deal with the issue instead of passing the buck. It is only now that i have found out this part of the issue is Highways England - otherwise the issue has got worse over the last 3 years and is now unsustainable - I have cleared the actual brick structure my side of the road to help the issue - it was full of weeds and rubbish washed into it from the road but have been told that climbing over the crash barrier to carrier this out is not the correct cause of action. PLEASE PLEASE HELP thank you. I would have preferred to not report anonymously but there is not other option

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning a blocked drain.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 04/01/22.

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

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 11:35, Mon 20 December 2021

  • Thank you for your report concerning the blocked drain.

    Our inspector visited the location and agrees that work is needed.

    A repair is planned, and the work should be completed within the next few weeks.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 14:15, Wed 12 January 2022

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