Drivers resort to desperate measures after Bob Dunn Way in Dartford is still flooded

News Shopper: Drivers have moved the signs and attempted to drive through the road Drivers have moved the signs and attempted to drive through the road

A DARTFORD road remains flooded a week after News Shopper originally reported on it.

Bob Dunn Way in Dartford remains sectioned off following the wet weather despite desperate drivers trying to move the cones and drive through.

The A206 eastbound road is closed off between Marsh Street and M25 Junction 1A (Swanscombe) and it is unknown when it will open again.

The traffic alert on News Shopper's travel feed said: "The road remains flooded as the water table has risen above the road surface, making it impossible to pump the water away.

"People have been moving the cones and driving through the closure.

"There is a diversion: local traffic is having to divert through Dartford town centre along Burnham Road."

News Shopper: PICTURED: Flooding causes closure of A206 Bob Dunn Way in Dartford

A Kent County Council spokesman told News Shopper last week they are investigating the reports of the closure signs being moved.

He said: “Due to the extreme weather we have been experiencing over the recent weeks, the water table has risen to such an extent it has flooded the east bound carriageway of Bob Dunn Way to Junction 1A of the A282 Dartford from below.

“The ground water has risen through the highway drainage system and has flooded both lanes of the eastbound carriageway.

“We are regularly monitoring the levels of the water at this site, and will reopen lane two when it is safe to do so, followed by both lanes when the flooding has completely subsided.”

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12:43pm Mon 13 Jan 14

tellmethisdoesn'twork says...

Eh?
I went along there this morning and yes there was flooding (which is not unusual) the road was definitely open!

I think it's time the NS made a freedom of information request for info on flooding and drainage alonf that strecth of road and while they're at it also for the flooding of the Eastern Way by the elevated roundabout and what appears to be an annual resurfacing of the same stretch of road.
How much have we as tax payers contributed to the poor standard of roads in this region.

Go on NS, do a decent investigative story and ask those questions!!
Eh? I went along there this morning and yes there was flooding (which is not unusual) the road was definitely open! I think it's time the NS made a freedom of information request for info on flooding and drainage alonf that strecth of road and while they're at it also for the flooding of the Eastern Way by the elevated roundabout and what appears to be an annual resurfacing of the same stretch of road. How much have we as tax payers contributed to the poor standard of roads in this region. Go on NS, do a decent investigative story and ask those questions!! tellmethisdoesn'twork
  • Score: 7

11:42am Tue 21 Jan 14

Stah2006 says...

This is becoming an absolute Joke, the cones first appeared Xmas eve and since then the road has been flooded.

This is a main traffic route to the M25 I have to travel down this road 4 times a day ( I have no choice) and the traffic is horrendous.

How can the council possibly see that redirecting lorries through Dartford town centre is acceptable??

Why not get a empty tanker in and pump out some of the surface water?

And how is it economically viable to have a police car sitting there 24/7 now?? Great waste of taxpayers money?
This is becoming an absolute Joke, the cones first appeared Xmas eve and since then the road has been flooded. This is a main traffic route to the M25 I have to travel down this road 4 times a day ( I have no choice) and the traffic is horrendous. How can the council possibly see that redirecting lorries through Dartford town centre is acceptable?? Why not get a empty tanker in and pump out some of the surface water? And how is it economically viable to have a police car sitting there 24/7 now?? Great waste of taxpayers money? Stah2006
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