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Heavy rain-fall and blocked drains have led to a lake at Canute Road, Deal

07 February 2014
by Beth Robson

Areas of Canute Road in Deal were under about a foot of water because drains have been blocked - since Christmas.

A lake stretches about 100 metres, having formed from heavy rain overnight.

Blocked drains have caused a lake.

Blocked drains have caused a lake.

Resident Vicky Sharpe said: "I've been here eight years and they are always full."

Her mother Margaret Sharpe also lives in the road and said her year-old block-paved drive is under water - despite laying sandbags.

The rain water in Canute Road is shin-high at its deepest

The rain water in Canute Road is shin-high at its deepest

Neighbour Janet Thomson complained to Kent County Council on Christmas Eve, and residents have been reporting the problem ever since.

She said: "I was told when I can't step out of my front door, call back then."

A flooded Canute Road

A flooded Canute Road

Mrs Sharpe added: "The drains van turned up in January and we thought, 'yes, they're clearing the drains', but he drove straight past."

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