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Blocked drain near flooded Thornwell to be cleared

A blocked gulley drain near Thornwell is to be cleaned in an area that has suffered from a serious flooding problem.
Bolton Council has agreed to Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson’s requests for a blocked gulley drain to be cleared on the footpath behind Thornwell.
Bad flooding affected several residents in recent weeks. Engineers are trying to repair a culvert to get to the bottom of the cause of the flooding.
A spokesman told Councillor Wilkinson: “We suspect the gulley on the path that is blocked is connected to a United Utilities maintained pipe which is blocked by tree root ingress.​”​
“Until this pipe is made to function again by United Utilities then this gulley will likely to remain out of service​.”
In the meantime accumulated silt will be removed from the gulley.

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