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Flooding on the A6003 at Manton is caused by drainage problems and not a leaky pipe according to Severn Trent Water

A water company has pledged to replace a section of pipe on the road between Oakham and Uppingham to help prevent future leaks.

Severn Trent Water has found and fixed four separate leaks around the Sounding Bridge at Manton during the last few weeks.

The work was carried out following reports from motorists about huge pools of water covering the road.

Severn Trent Water
Severn Trent Water

Among those to complain was care worker Glynis Perera from Uppingham who regularly travels along the road late at night.

She said: "Lots of people have been killed on this road in the past and I worry there will be such a bad accident with people skidding when it freezes over."

A spokesman for Severn Trent Water said the remaining water is not caused by a leak.

She said: "We’re confident there are no more leaks in the area, however to make sure there are no more issues in the future, we’ve made the decision to invest and replace that whole section of pipe.

“We’ve noticed the road at the bottom of the hill is still very wet and on a very fast road like Oakham Road, this can be dangerous and we want to make sure everyone stays safe.

"We’ve tested the water and can confirm this is just rainwater and groundwater due to the whole area being saturated lately.

"The council will be checking drainage at the bottom of the hill to ensure ground water is flowing away from the area as fast as it can."

Replacing the pipe will take around a week but a start date has not yet been confirmed.

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