Rain brings flooding to main road

By David Newble

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Rain brings flooding to main road

Flooding on Yarmouth Road. Picture by Robin Crossley.

DRIVERS have reported flooding problems this afternoon (Tuesday) on the Yarmouth Road at Shalfleet near Island Ales.

Motorists say the flood water is so deep it is up to bottom of their car doors.

The water is thought to be pouring from nearby fields following today’s rain.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk


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by Mike Crowe

23rd January 2013, at 14:46:57

Don't put all of your blame onto the Isle of Wight Council, their hands are tied by Southern Water. We had a severe flooding problem here. The answer was another drain. Southern Water said NO. NO time after time. Water on the surface is the Council's responsibility. Once in the drain, it's Southern Water's, but Southern Water have the last word in making connections to their underground network.
:-) Unless the road is 're-aligned' and the surface water has to be removed because of the re-alignment ;-)

As I understand it, the Isle of Wight Council can then connect drains to the Southern Water network. That's how we overcame our flooding problem.

Like I always say, 'Look outside the box' .... :-))

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by Valerie Ching

23rd January 2013, at 11:29:40

This problem has occurred several times a year for more than ten years. There appear to be no ditches between the field and the road on either of the inclines and water pours down and across the road to pool. Highways will now shrug this off to PFI I guess and depending on the contract details probably nothing will be done. The A3054 is the main road east to west and this flooding is unacceptable especially in view of the fact that money was spent tarmacing the entrance to the land taken over by residents to form the #mobile home#. Money needs to be found for this swiftly. May I tongue in cheek suggesting a one pound toll on roadusers!!!

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by Neil Rogers

23rd January 2013, at 09:46:45

Thanks to the Highways team, no signage, no warnings, no attempt to reduce the amount of water and avoid drivers being caught out or worse ... an accident .. .. but if this flood happened outside County Hall and would be all hands to the pumps .. Well done the highways team !!

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by Neil Hartland

23rd January 2013, at 00:30:53

Obviously not raining much in this pic. Even the bus has no lights on!

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by steven meakin

22nd January 2013, at 23:57:29

Nearly came off my bike when came round this corner never had chance to stop cut out my engine..

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by John Lennon

22nd January 2013, at 19:06:08

This would never have happened if we had a bridge to the mainland!!

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