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Manhole leaking water onto road

Reported via mobile in the Flooding/drainage (NH) category anonymously at 22:46, Friday 15 March 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5720798.

The manhole on the carriageway towards to M20 is just on top of the raised bridge section of the road. It's been repaired many times where it has sunk, now there is water leaking from it onto the carriageway. Cars driving over it are spraying water from it over the cars behind and there is a clear trail of water from the traffic going over it. This has been like this for a few weeks now, clearlynthecdrain is blocked and needs cleaning before there is more rain and it gets dangerous

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  • Thank you for making your report, I can confirm I instructed our inspection team to inspect your query and they have been out to assess the defect. We have confirmed this defect relates to a Southern Water asset, and the maintenance and repairs falls within their remit. This will be passed onto them accordingly for the necessary traffic management to be implemented for them to fix the issue. If you have any further queries relating to this defect, please contact Southern Water. Kind Regards, National Highways.

    Posted by National Highways at 12:47, Wednesday 27 March 2024

  • Awaiting Southern Water....not holding my breath and the amount of water leaking from the manhole cover is now getting dangerous

    Posted anonymously at 23:14, Friday 12 April 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • STILL awaiting South East Water (apparently KCC made an error previously) to 'bother' to repair this dangerous stretch of road

    Posted anonymously at 10:56, Saturday 11 May 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

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