M42 Flooding

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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 on 13/07/2012, 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 thesame night and what the reported causes were.

Yours faithfully,


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Dear Mr Thomas,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

The below is a duplicate of request 137689-4c745221 which you also submitted on the 9th Feb. Any response will be issued against that request.

Kind regards,

Highways Agency Information Line
Tel: 0300 123 5000
Email [Highways Agency request email]

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