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A30 surface water

Reported via mobile in the Road surface (NH) category anonymously at 18:27, Mon 26 December 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4059119.

@25.12.2022. Obervation: Surface water and considerable amounts of rain water/run -off simply lying on A30 between Okehampton and Exeter. No signage to indicate there may be a problem on this road. No warning signs where there are ‘ponds’ of water covering lanes. Yet, on the M5, surface water was less and 50mph warning signs illuminated. Observed that some gullies on A30 appeared to be not effective. Surface water not draining quickly is a problem on A30, and where this is a problem warnings might be placed in advance of those areas please. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning surface water on the M5.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 11/01/2023.

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

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 13:02, Wed 28 December 2022

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning surface water on the M5.

    Trunk roads don't have the same level of technology as the Motorway and there are no signs we can light remotely in this location. We'd usually deploy signs via inspection or concerns called in by road users to our Regional Operations Centre.

    We received no reports on 26/12/2022 of standing water on this stretch of road.

    We've asked an inspector to survey this location and check for any compromised drainage assets.

    We hope this helps with your enquiry. If you require any further information please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 10:13, Fri 30 December 2022

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