Flooding on the M42 Junction 3

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Dear Highways Agency,

It is reported to us that the drainage system that allows rain water to escape from the surface of the highway was blocked on the M42 near junction 3, causing a build of rain water on the road surface.

please can you confirm if there were reports of any defects to the drainage system before/on the night of the collision or, if any work had been carried out previously to the drainage along this section of road.

Further to the above can you confirm if there were any other incidents near to or on this section of the road on the same night and what the reported causes were.

Yours faithfully,


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FOI Advice,

Dear Thomas

Please can you clarify the date in question for the M42 collision you refer to below.


FOI Advice

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Dear FOI Advice,

Thanks for your response Nick the date we would like looking in to is 13/07/2012.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely,


Bird, James,

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Dear Sir
Thank you for your enquiries of the 19 October and 9 November regarding
the M42 near Junction 3.
Please find attached our response.
Kind regards
James Bird, Business Management Support Assistant
Highways Agency | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | West
Midlands | B1 1RN
Web: [1]http://www.highways.gov.uk
Safe roads, Reliable journeys, Informed travellers
Highways Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport.

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