Road has reopened – 2 weeks after it flooded
A MAIN road through Bestwood Village has reopened more than two weeks after it was closed by flooding.
Moor Road was shut on December 20 close to the junction with Mill Lane after heavy rain.
It remained impassable and closed to traffic until 2pm yesterday, when it reopened after work by Notts County Council staff.
Further excavation work to investigate a blockage found in the drainage system between Moor Road and the River Leen was due to take place today.
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Jack Ashworth, chairman of the Village Vision community group, had complained to the council about the flooding.
Mr Ashworth, 59, of Leen Close, said: "This is the worst incident that we have ever had.
"The road has flooded at this point for many years but it's usually passable. The amount of water that accumulated there this time meant the level was so high that people had to abandon their vehicles.
"It's been a case of there having had to be a really serious incident before any proper decision was made."
Mr Ashworth said that since the new year, the council had kept people informed about the situation.
But he added: "A lot of people in the village thought the situation was getting beyond a joke.
"It caused inconvenience and concern about possible delays to emergency vehicles.
"Fortunately, as far as I know, there have been no incidents that have needed emergency vehicles , but this is rather by luck than good management."
Pumps were used to try to clear the drains. Moor Road is the main route between the village and Nottingham, via Hucknall Road.
The flooding meant residents had to go through Papplewick Lane and Hucknall, a 4.4-mile diversion.
Chris Barnfather, county councillor for the area, has said he will push for a long-term solution to the problem.
Eamonn Harrison, a highways manager at the council, said: "Moor Road reopened at 2pm yesterday, however there will be some water on the road which will be monitored and further works will be carried out as the problem is not yet resolved. Further rainfall may result in further road closures in the area."
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