Main Telford road is left flooded after rainfall

By Sophie Madden | Donnington | News | Published:

A main road in Telford has been flooded after recent wet weather in the area.

Picture courtesy of @DonningtonCops

Police from the Donnington Safer Neighbourhoods Team took to social media to warn motorists about water on Wellington Road.

Picture courtesy of @DonningtonCops

Pictures they posted show water flowing up and onto the road.

Officers said it was a recurring issue during wet weather.

Severn Trent Water said it was aware of the problem and that workers were on site to examine the problem.

Ria Gaffney, a spokeswoman for Severn Trent, said: “After investigating the flooding on Wellington Road, we’ve found it’s linked to an ongoing problem in Donnington that both Severn Trent and Telford & Wrekin Council are aware of.

“With support from the council, we’re in the process of starting work to address the flooding and, in the meantime, we’ll be looking at ways to prevent further issues.

“We’re really sorry for any inconvenience caused, and our priority is to work together with the Council to resolve the flooding problems in Donnington.”


A Telford & Wrekin spokesman said: “Both the council and Severn Trent Water Ltd are aware of the significant flooding issue in Donnington which occurs during heavy rainfall.

“This issue is associated with the build-up of ochre in the public sewer network, which is associated with mines water and gives the flooding an orange colour."

.Both Telford & Wrekin Council and Severn Trent Water are working in partnership to address this issue as soon as possible.”

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.


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