Flooding at Dunton causing A127 problems

Flooding on the Dunton turn-off on the A127 is causing problems.

Police have sectioned off part of the slip road and a Micra was spotted struggling to through the deluge of water.

Nearer the roundabout a white van had konked out after being hit by the flood water.

The knock-on effect were near misses on the A127, Southend-bound track, as drivers broke hard as they approached the problem.

One driver said: "The police should either shut the slip road or leave it open. Shutting part of it is no good. It is causing more problems than it is worth.

"I was very nearly involved in a pile-up. And that was not the start to Christmas I would have been looking for!" 

 

 

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7:42pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Yachtsman says...

The slip road coned off and a police road closed sign was in place drivers were ignoring them
The slip road coned off and a police road closed sign was in place drivers were ignoring them Yachtsman

12:00am Wed 25 Dec 13

bob7 says...

Yachtsman wrote:
The slip road coned off and a police road closed sign was in place drivers were ignoring them
I saw at least two cars and a van go up the slip road sometime after 12pm while the cones where there. Idiotic behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]Yachtsman[/bold] wrote: The slip road coned off and a police road closed sign was in place drivers were ignoring them[/p][/quote]I saw at least two cars and a van go up the slip road sometime after 12pm while the cones where there. Idiotic behaviour. bob7

6:47am Wed 25 Dec 13

stevejms says...

The London bound slip always used to flood after heavy rainfall. Haven't had too use for a while now, but if they haven't done anything about it, they should get it sorted pronto in the New Year. To give them credit, have noticed they are starting to fill in pot holes now
The London bound slip always used to flood after heavy rainfall. Haven't had too use for a while now, but if they haven't done anything about it, they should get it sorted pronto in the New Year. To give them credit, have noticed they are starting to fill in pot holes now stevejms

11:00am Wed 25 Dec 13

Howard Cháse says...

stevejms wrote:
The London bound slip always used to flood after heavy rainfall. Haven't had too use for a while now, but if they haven't done anything about it, they should get it sorted pronto in the New Year. To give them credit, have noticed they are starting to fill in pot holes now
It's always been a flood prone spot on the roundabout above the road at Dunton as you come off the eastbound carriageway to go into Laindon. Regular users will know this.
[quote][p][bold]stevejms[/bold] wrote: The London bound slip always used to flood after heavy rainfall. Haven't had too use for a while now, but if they haven't done anything about it, they should get it sorted pronto in the New Year. To give them credit, have noticed they are starting to fill in pot holes now[/p][/quote]It's always been a flood prone spot on the roundabout above the road at Dunton as you come off the eastbound carriageway to go into Laindon. Regular users will know this. Howard Cháse

11:46am Wed 25 Dec 13

Bigmama1 says...

Terrible editorial with spelling errors. Who writes this garbage? A 5 year old?
Terrible editorial with spelling errors. Who writes this garbage? A 5 year old? Bigmama1

9:50am Thu 26 Dec 13

gary 51 says...

Real reason, drivers going too fast and not leaving enough distance to break in an event of a hazard.
Real reason, drivers going too fast and not leaving enough distance to break in an event of a hazard. gary 51

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