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Seemingly a burst pipe as water cascading down the road by the bridge for weeks. Will be very dangerous if freezes

Reported in the Roads and Highways category by Nick Begy at 12:39, Mon 29 July 2019

Sent to Rutland County Council 2 minutes later

Seemingly a burst pipe as water cascading down the road by the bridge for weeks. Will be very dangerous if freezes

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 12:40, Mon 29 July 2019

  • Seven Trent Water have been notified and are aware of the leak which has been investigated and is currently being programmed in for repair. Update when fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 10:07, Wed 7 August 2019

  • Leak is getting worse

    Posted anonymously at 10:33, Tue 20 August 2019

  • This problem has still not been resolved on the A6003, water is still pouring down the hill towards the railway bridge and I have noticed that it is getting worse, this will become treacherous once the bad weather is here, it needs resolving now not waiting until someone has been injured or even kill.

    Posted anonymously at 16:55, Mon 2 September 2019

  • The water running over the road (A6003) at the bottom of the hill just before the railway bridge between Manton and Oakham is dangerous. When the weather starts to get colder this will be a major safety hazard.

    Posted anonymously at 23:07, Sun 8 September 2019

  • Water started running across the road while work was taking place in the field on the West side of the bridge, and hasn't stopped since.

    Posted anonymously at 09:12, Mon 9 September 2019

  • Water leak is even worse now and the road is quite slippery. I have just witnessed a Harley Davison motorcycle fish tail when braking as he lost grip but thankfully he kept his bike upright. When the leaves fall off the trees or we get a frost combined with that amount of water someone could potentially die.

    Posted by Peter West at 14:23, Tue 17 September 2019

  • Thank you for your report. Works to rectify this defect have now commenced.

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 16:35, Tue 24 September 2019

  • Now mid October and the leak remains. Surely the water company has a statutory duty to repair the fault which has existed for months. What is happening?

    Posted anonymously at 13:42, Wed 16 October 2019

  • Still not fixed and with the first frosts due anytime now this is simply not acceptable. A family friend died many years ago on that stretch of road after skidding and hitting the bridge. This is a lethal accident waiting to happen...

    Posted by Peter West at 21:26, Wed 16 October 2019

  • Seven Trent Water have been working to fix multiple leaks for 27 days now. 3 leaks have been fixed and they are getting closer to finding the final one.

    Posted anonymously at 09:42, Thu 17 October 2019

  • I think Severn Trent are telling you porkies about fixing 3 leaks. I drove past earlier and the leak is getting worse not better and more worryingly we had the first frost of the year today. Thank god it was a mild frost because mark my words if it was a hard frost the many cyclists, motorcyclists and car drivers that use the stretch of road are at risk of skidding and hitting the bridge. I can’t believe nothing is being done as well as a waste of drinking water, lives are being put at risk...

    Posted by Peter West at 14:59, Mon 28 October 2019

  • The 1st frost this morning and I was not happy that I had to go to work in Uppingham, knowing that the water would still be running down the hill, YOU, THE COUNCIL, need to get this issue resolve as soon as possible or you will have a death on your hands, has anyone from the council actually been and looked at the situation, Severn Trent or Anglian Water (whomever is responsible for it) needs to get there and stay there until it has been fixed, I drove passed several times when they were working on it and it went from bad to worse whilst they were there, so whoever said it had been fixed, is a liar!!!! Pull your finger out RCC and get it fixed

    Posted anonymously at 15:38, Mon 28 October 2019

  • I use this road everyday and the leak has not been fixed infact has got worse over the weeks. Please fix it RCC.

    Posted anonymously at 07:45, Tue 29 October 2019

  • As the council you need to step in and do something about this! I understand the water agency have been on site for the past few months but at 5:30 this morning it was 1 degree and the water was steaming in the cold, it will wash away the grit and before long this is going to be a very large piece of ice. It is high time the council stepped in and did their own fix, possibly by digging out temporary drainage.

    Posted anonymously at 16:45, Wed 6 November 2019

  • Am very disappointed to see that this chain has been going back to the summer, the LEAK has clearly not been fixed as per all the comments above, there will be a major accident soon as the weather worsens, YOU the council have been warned and ask to step in, PLEASE before a fatality happens can this leak be rectified or do we have to bring our own diggers and sort Drainage ourselves ?

    Posted by Graeme Ough at 17:03, Wed 6 November 2019

  • My goddaughter works nights long after the bus service stops. She hasn’t passed her car test yet so her mode of transport to and from work is a little 50cc scooter. All throughout the summer even on hot days she has had to wear her waterproof clothing or she gets wet at the flood. This morning at 6am on her way home from work the road near the flooding was partially frozen over and very slippery as highlighted by Rutland radio and a couple of other radio stations. Her parents worry enough with her traveling to and from Oakham at night and when it’s announced as dangerous by local radio it just adds to their worries. Please fix this leak ASAP it’s dangerous and Severn Trent do not seem bothered 😕

    Posted anonymously at 18:36, Tue 19 November 2019

  • Have just heard that Severn Trent are now saying it’s not their problem and the leak is actually drainage water from the fields. That is nonsense as when the leak started in June it was a very hot dry period with not much rainfall. Apparently it’s now been passed back to Rutland council and I’m left wondering if it will ever be fixed🙁

    Posted anonymously at 00:54, Sat 23 November 2019

  • Thank you for your report. We have now inspected the defect and has now been repaired. Please be assured that we will continue to inspect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy. Thank you for reporting this matter and this report is now closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 15:43, Tue 17 December 2019

  • Thank you for your report. Following review, not further action is required on this enquiry. Thank you for reporting this matter and this report is now closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 13:07, Mon 20 January 2020

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