Work is continuing on trying to clear the faulty culvert on Penarth Road near the junction with Llandough Hill where traffic was brought to a standstill by deep floods four weeks ago.
After yet more heavy rain, contractors are still on the scene near the Dick Lovett Porsche car dealership attempting to clear blockages in the underground drainage system so that the problem – on the main route linking Penarth and Cardiff – can be fully investigated.
As previously reported by PDN (see http://tinyurl.com/hobvkso and http://tinyurl.com/zamw9zq ) the Penarth branch of Plaid Cymru has alleged that “lack of maintenance” could have been the cause of the problem .
Cllr Peter King (Labour Cornerswell) who is the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s ‘cabinet’ member for transport, has said that the area has “a history of being affected by standing water during extreme rainfall”.
Cllr King says: “The highway drainage network is currently operating at a reduced capacity and during extreme rainfall, as on Monday November 21, flooding can occur. The council is currently surveying the water and drainage system serving the area to establish its form and ownership. “
He says that as part of this investigation, the culvert is being “cleansed to ensure optimal performance and to identify any defects that need attention”