Camera survey planned for frequently-flooded Kettering street

Council bosses are planning to carry out a camera survey of a Kettering street which has been hit by flooding on numerous occasions.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 2nd September 2016, 6:04 am
Updated Friday, 2nd September 2016, 5:36 pm
The flooding in Lower Street.
The flooding in Lower Street.

The bottom of Lower Street has been underwater a number of times this year, as recently as last week after a bout of heavy rain.

The cause of the flooding is not yet known – so Northants County Council will investigate the drains this month.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “Investigations are being carried out by the council and partners to identify the cause of flooding in Lower Street, Kettering.

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“We have been trying to minimise disruption to the travelling public by making sure investigations are as low-key as possible and will carry out a camera survey to try to identify the cause.

“Currently there are no property flooding issues and the standing water dissipates after a period of time.”

Ivan Humphrey, who lives in nearby Railway View, said: “Just 10 minutes of heavy rain is enough to flood the whole area, with fountains of water springing up through some of the many drains, indicating that there is a blockage somewhere in the drainage system.

“This has happened at least a dozen times so far this year.”