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Water Lane finally reopened after two-month flooding
A ROAD closed due to flooding for more than two months has finally reopened after drains and ditches were cleared.
Watery Lane in Battlesbridge reopened to traffic at 3pm today after the county council finished pumping out flood water and cleared the drainage system.
Rochford District Council’s cabinet member for transport Keith Hudson, who was the first to drive through the now dry road, said: “I know from first-hand experience the inconvenience and frustration that this has caused our residents.
“I’m pleased to say that, by working in partnership with residents, as well as authorities such as the Environment Agency and the county council, we have managed to reopen Watery Lane.
“I’m also grateful that the county council have pledged to closely monitor the road in future to ensure that action is taken if these problems start to recur.”