Flooding risk reduced after blocked drains cleared

THE risk of flooding on Mottram Road, Stalybridge, has been greatly reduced after blocked drains have been cleared.

In the December edition of the Correspondent, we spotlighted the issue after retired senior lecturer in geography Howard Lisle, from Mottram Rise, photographed every drain on the entire length of Mottram Road.

He had been made aware there was a problem while walking to his local newsagents.

Howard found all drains on the upper part of Mottram Road were blocked and in heavy rain the water ran down to Bower Fold (Stalybridge Celtic’s ground) until it reached a drain that could take the water.

Howard contacted the Correspondent to say: “Success. All the drains featured in the article have been cleared.

“I have walked the full length of Mottram Road to check.

“Sufficient work was conducted over the weekend (Jan 4, 5) and yesterday’s rain (Jan 7) cleared away but there are still some drains that are not totally clear/unblocked. Definitely better, though.”

Lee Holland, Tameside Council’s head of environmental services, said the local authority was aware of problems on that section of road and the gully crew was programmed to look at the area.

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