Clean culverts for safer roads

FOLLOWING the heavy rain and the subsequent flooding of last weekend, I am sure that some of your other readers, who were travelling by car on the district s minor roads, will have noticed the large puddles which formed in the road. These puddles were at

FOLLOWING the heavy rain and the subsequent flooding of last weekend, I am sure that some of your other readers, who were travelling by car on the district's minor roads, will have noticed the large puddles which formed in the road.

These puddles were at regular intervals, where culverts used to be kept clean so that the water accumulated after heavy rain ran off into the ditch below.

Is it asking too much of the Highways Authority to keep these culverts clean and unblocked of grass?

This need only be done once a year and could save needless accidents or aggravation.

A J A Cracknell

Venmore Drive

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