Friday, 16 September 2016

Friday 16th Sept South Bucks Flooding Update

South Bucks Flooding Update

Following the extremely wet weather we have had across south Buckinghamshire in the last 24 hours, the team based at the southern Bucks depots have been out and about dealing with floods on the roads. 

The crews attended callouts within two hours, to deal with reported flooding. Sites included:

  • ·         A40 Gerrards Cross
  • ·         High Street, Chalfont St Peter
  • ·         Marrods Bottom, Penn
  • ·         Lent Rise Road, Burnham
  • ·         Hivings Hill, Chesham

The Local Area Technicians have been out looking at flash flooding sites, historical flooding sites and ponding sites, as well as blocked gully sites for investigation. Sites included:

  • ·         Market Square, Amersham
  • ·         Bull Lane Chalfont St Peter
  • ·         Chalk Hill, Coleshill
  • ·         Village Road, Coleshill
  • ·         Chenies village

Station Road Beaconsfield | Temporary traffic lights in operation, delays possible
Station Road Beaconsfield has also been inspected, due to water on the road. We are currently waiting for Affinity Water to attend the site and investigate (as at 16.50), however TfB have installed two way traffic lights on the carriageway and made safe the site.

We have no outstanding flooding issues at present. If you need to report flooding on the roads, please call us on 01296 382416 or 01296 486630 (out of hours emergency line). Please do not Tweet us, as we cannot monitor Twitter 24 hours a day. 

Gully clearing, image from TfB archive