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James Morrison has raised concerns about flooding in Lower Road, Brambledown

11 March 2014
by Lewis Dyson

Some of the gullies along Lower Road, Brambledown, were cleared by Kent Highways after rainwater repeatedly filled one side of the 40mph road.

Sheppey firefighters spent an hour last Tuesday pumping away around a foot of water which was covering the surface near Brambledown Farm Shop.

James Morrison beside a drainage area he believes was partly responsible for the flooding

James Morrison beside a drainage area he believes was partly responsible for the flooding

Landlord James Morrison had the issue brought to his attention by some of the tenants who live in properties he owns near to the affected area.

The 62-year-old feared it would have been an “accident waiting to happen”.

He said: “What was happening was everybody was going to the other side of the road, because the water was quite high up your wheels, and people were having to brake because there were other cars coming on the road.

“I kept reporting it to Kent Highways but I only got so far. I would call and then get cut off and then have to start again.”

He went to the Sheppey Gateway in Sheerness High Street last Monday where two members of staff “went out of their way” to help him.

A spokesman for Kent Highways said that after the wettest winter on record, staff had received some 3,000 call-outs to flood-hit areas across the county.

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