A BUSY road in Colchester flooded again today, with one resident saying it was the highest water level they've seen in the road. 

Haven Road, in Hythe in Colchester, floods almost every time there is a high tide in the neighbouring River Colne.

On Monday morning the road once again became covered with inches of water.


Sue Witheridge described it as a "nightmare".

She said: "Highest water level l have seen there.

"Long queues and no signage to warn drivers."

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Flooding problems have been an issue in Haven Road for decades. 

Last year one business, Velvis Cars, left its base in Haven Road and decided to relocate to West Bergholt due in part due to the flooding.

Gazette: Picture: Sue WitheridgePicture: Sue Witheridge

Earlier this month Labour ward councillors Mike Lilley, Lee Scordis and Adam Fox set up a petition calling for the issue to be sorted "once and for all".

The councillors have also written directly to bosses at Colchester Council, Essex County Council and Anglian Water as well as Colchester MP Will Quince and Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs minister George Eustace asking for them to work together to sort the issue.

More than 300 people have so far signed the petition.

Earlier this month ward councillor Mr Lilley said he had contacted senior officers at Colchester Council and environmental protection about the issue.

There was set to be a meeting between the parties involved to discuss options.

Essex County Council said at the time it "welcomes and looks forward to further discussions with all concerned parties as we try to identify a long-term solution together".

Anglian Water has said in the past it’s assets were not related to the flooding, whilst the Environment Agency believe it is an issue for Anglian Water and Essex County Council to resolve.

Sign the petition at chng.it/qgW6tr6M.