WORK ON PENARTH ROAD’S FLOODING BLACKSPOT CONTINUES

Who 'ya gonna call? The Vale Council have brought in Drain Force to clear Penarth Road's plumbing system

Who ‘ya gonna call? : The Vale Council have brought in DrainForce who were at work yesterday clearing Penarth Road’s plumbing  – four weeks after flooding closed the main road.

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.

 driver' eye view of the flooding on Penarth road at the bottom of Llandough Hill on November 21st 2016 . This was the moment (Photo Kevin O'Sullivan)

Flooding on Penarth road at the bottom of Llandough Hill on November 21st 2016 .  (Photo Kevin O’Sullivan)

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) Vale 'cabinet' member for Transport

Cllr Peter King (Labour Cornerswell) Vale ‘cabinet’ member for Transport

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”

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2 Responses to WORK ON PENARTH ROAD’S FLOODING BLACKSPOT CONTINUES

  1. David Wilton says:

    Hurray! Our local labour councillor makes an appearance after the issue was raised by Plaid Cymru Penarth and Penarth Daily News.
    Anyone would think he’s up for re-election next year…. oh wait….

  2. Ivor Bagman says:

    While they are at it
    Why not clear the drains in Penarth.
    Especially the one by the traffic lights
    Near the Railway pub .

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