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Standing water on carriageways east and westbound

Reported via desktop in the Flooding/drainage (NH) category anonymously at 17:25, Wed 18 October 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5111200.

Both east and westbound carriageways of the A30 have shallow standing/flowing water during any period after rain. Last winter this became black ice after a cold night and led to at least one crash on the eastbound carriageway with a car hitting the barrier on the inside lane of the road. Up to that time it felt like 'one of those things' as it meant there was significant spray from cars but not much more. Having seen the danger that water flowing across a major road can lead to in freezing conditions, it's something that National Highways need to deal with.

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  • Thank you for making your report. We've asked our inspection team to attend this location and assess the issue. If any work is needed, they'll arrange for this to happen. Should no immediate work be required we'll continue to monitor this during our regular inspections.

    Although we always aim to complete repairs as quickly as possible, timescales do vary as we try to minimise disruption to customers by combining activities into single closures and always ensuring the safety of our people.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 07:43, Mon 23 October 2023

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