November 20, 2019 10.28 am This story is over 48 months old

Infamous Potterhanworth flood road fixed, says county council

Discussions will take place about future maintenance arrangements

The persistent flooding issue at a Potterhanworth underpass, which saw several vehicles submerged under rain water, has now been fixed according to the county council.

Heavy rainfall in October saw multiple vehicles become stuck in the water at the railway bridge underpass on Station Road.

Drivers continued to take their chances driving through, even at times when a road closure was in place.

As the issue became increasingly frustrating, people continued to report it through the FixMyStreet website. The county council has now confirmed the problem has been fixed.

Oh no not again!

A Facebook group called ‘Is Potterhanworth Bridge flooded? Live reports group’ was set up to keep people updated on the frustrating situation.

Readers also previously told The Lincolnite they have been pushing the parish and county council to fix drainage issues on Station Road for more than five years.

The bridge has claimed another car. Photo: Charlie Zobel

Lincolnshire County Council previously sent a tanker out to try and clear the drains, but initially were unable to access them because of the high water level.

After fixing the problem, the council now plans to discuss future maintenance arrangements with those responsible for the surrounding drainage systems.

Another vehicle caught out on Tuesday, October 15.

Rowan Smith, local highways manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I’m pleased to say that Station Road, Potterhanworth, re-opened on November 7 and has been clear since then.

“We’ve cleaned and inspected over 275m of the surrounding drainage system. This appears to have remedied the situation as the road did not flood during last week’s heavy rain.

Drivers have been caught on camera in this situation at least three times this week.

Photo: Glynn Suddaby

“We are now in discussions with those responsible for the surrounding drainage systems to confirm future maintenance arrangements.

“We would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience while this work was carried out.”