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Multiple blocked drains

Reported via mobile in the Flooding/drainage (NH) category anonymously at 11:32, Monday 8 January 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5412753.

During wet weather the number of blocked drains along this section of motorway, both toward Leeds and the opposite carriageway are causing water to back up and ingress onto the carriageway. I use this route regularly to commute to and from work and the regularity with which water is spilling across the carriageway is concerning.

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  • Thank you for your email of 8 January 2024 about blocked drains causing water to spill onto the M621 during wet weather. We understand your concerns and appreciate you taking the time to contact us about the issue.

    The drains in this location are usually cleared on a regular basis by our cyclic maintenance programe. However, due to the major project work which is ongoing to improve the M621, access to able to clear the drains has been limited. Please be assured the work will be carried out as soon as roadspace becomes available.

    Thank you again for contacting us. If there is anything we can help you with, please email or telephone our Contact Centre. They’re available 24 hours a day by phone: 0300 123 5000 or by email Alternatively, please visit the National Highways website at

    Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by National Highways at 16:04, Tuesday 9 January 2024

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