Floods chaos investigation

Andover Advertiser: Floods chaos investigation Floods chaos investigation

HIGHWAYS chiefs have promised they will get to the root cause of the flooding problems which caused traffic chaos in Andover this week.

On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Northern Avenue – the town’s main ring road – was shut off intermittently due to flooding near the point where the River Anton flows under the carriageway.

Speculation that overdevelopment in the area, which used to house springfed watercress beds, is discounted as a direct issue by the authorities though.

Read the full story in today's paper.

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12:53pm Fri 30 Nov 12

i-speak-the-truth says...

"HIGHWAYS chiefs have promised they will get to the root cause of the flooding problems" - this is so laughable.

So, more meetings and more expensive to the tax payer for the chiefs to discuss the problems and for them only to decide it's down to a woeful lack of planning for drainage.

Then of course that'll mean more meetings, more tax payer expense and finally traffic disruption for weeks/months when they get around to doing corrective work.

Where Northern avenue is concerned it's natural spring land which used to be cress beds. So no natural drainage. Common knowledge to everyone who has lived in Andover for a while.

None of this is rocket science, is it?
And to think all these people get paid good money for these massive c-ck-ups.
"HIGHWAYS chiefs have promised they will get to the root cause of the flooding problems" - this is so laughable. So, more meetings and more expensive to the tax payer for the chiefs to discuss the problems and for them only to decide it's down to a woeful lack of planning for drainage. Then of course that'll mean more meetings, more tax payer expense and finally traffic disruption for weeks/months when they get around to doing corrective work. Where Northern avenue is concerned it's natural spring land which used to be cress beds. So no natural drainage. Common knowledge to everyone who has lived in Andover for a while. None of this is rocket science, is it? And to think all these people get paid good money for these massive c-ck-ups. i-speak-the-truth

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