Rogerstone road flooding leaves residents ‘at end of their tether’

South Wales Argus: FED UP: William Plamer by the flooded road that is causing misery to Rogerstone residents FED UP: William Plamer by the flooded road that is causing misery to Rogerstone residents

FED-UP residents on a Rogerstone estate say they are at the end of their tether after being hit by flooding for the third time this year.

William Palmer, of The Uplands, said this is the worst flooding he has seen since moving to the community 22 years ago and it has caused misery for motorists and pedestrians.

He said: “The sheer volume has lifted the manhole covers in the road. It is a major problem with gallons coming up from the drains in the road. The gutters on each side of the road have turned into streams and are gushing with force.”

Mr Palmer, who is chairman of Rogerstone Community Council, said that while homes have not been flooded, it is causing concern.

Newport City Council had bowsers here until midnight on one night, but it hasn’t helped.

“Cars are having to slow down and mount the pavement, which is heavily used.

“Residents are fed-up and at the end of their tether.

“The welfare ground was under two feet of water.

“We need to get to the bottom of why the drains are flooding every time it rains heavily. People have landed on the moon and yet we can’t solve this issue. The main drains in the road simply cannot cope.”

Newport City Council was unavailable for comment.

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5:41pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Dolieboy says...

We need to get to the bottom of why the drains are flooding every time it rains heavily.

The main drains in the road simply cannot cope.

There answered your own question.
We need to get to the bottom of why the drains are flooding every time it rains heavily. The main drains in the road simply cannot cope. There answered your own question. Dolieboy
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6:00pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Jack Land says...

this exact same story with the exact same photo was in the paper a month or so ago....slow news day argus?
this exact same story with the exact same photo was in the paper a month or so ago....slow news day argus? Jack Land
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6:03pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Howie' says...

Batten down the hatches........It's nearly up to the top of the kerb................
break out the life jackets.
Batten down the hatches........It's nearly up to the top of the kerb................ break out the life jackets. Howie'
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6:55pm Thu 27 Dec 12

macbumble says...

I should think the poor people at the bottom of the Uplands should be more concerned than those on the hill.
I should think the poor people at the bottom of the Uplands should be more concerned than those on the hill. macbumble
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7:47pm Thu 27 Dec 12

A.R. Gus says...

At least no homes flooded, get a longer 'tether' and toughen up, a fairly minor incident on the grander scheme of things.
At least no homes flooded, get a longer 'tether' and toughen up, a fairly minor incident on the grander scheme of things. A.R. Gus
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8:24pm Sat 29 Dec 12

disillusioned of Newport says...

not surprised this Councillor is in the Argus. He lives in this road and not far from where the problem is. Not in my back yard it appears.
not surprised this Councillor is in the Argus. He lives in this road and not far from where the problem is. Not in my back yard it appears. disillusioned of Newport
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1:46pm Sun 30 Dec 12

youngashie says...

? Call that a picture of a flooded road it looks no more than a few puddles to me.
? Call that a picture of a flooded road it looks no more than a few puddles to me. youngashie
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