Councillors push for highways action following 'serious' flooding outside Crewe schools
By Ryan Parker
12th Jan 2023 | Local News
Local councillors have pushed for action from Cheshire East Highways - following 'serious' flooding outside two Crewe schools.
Wistaston Ward councillors, Cllr Margaret Simon and Cllr Jacquie Weatherill, first raised concerns about flooding on Dank Bank Avenue last week (January 6).
The flooding outside St Thomas More Catholic High School and St Mary's Catholic Primary School spreads across both sides of the road.
Cllr Simon said: "The issue in Dane Bank Avenue, outside two of the schools, has been ongoing for some considerable time after heavy rain.
"The recent excessive heavy rain has caused problems at least for the last couple of weeks.
Cllr Weatherill first requested action from Cheshire East Highways last week.
On Tuesday (January 10), Cheshire East Highways responded, saying: "It is anticipated that we will be able to attend this flood next week, or sooner if at all possible.
"I appreciate your concern given the location between two schools, we will try our very best to attend as soon as possible."
Local residents taking their children to school and picking them up refereed to the flooding as a 'lake.'
Cllr Simon quickly responded to Cheshire East Highways, saying urgent action needs to be put in place to warn drivers.
The Wistaston councillor said: "Cllr Weatherill and I stood in the gateway to St Thomas More School for upwards of half an hour at school leaving time.
"We came to the conclusion we should request urgent 'FLOOD' signs and a temporary 'Road Closure' should be considered until the situation is alleviated.
"Given that the rain has been constant since we visited, the water levels of the flooding are likely to be, at the least, consistent."
Crewe Nub News has contacted Cheshire East Highways for comment.
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