Waterway

06. 841NEWSTHERE were a few soaked cycling shoes in West Perth this week, with the bike tunnels near Old Aberdeen Road lapping with water.

The tunnels were flooded with about 8cm of water all weekend, enough to make it a tough slog even in low gear when the Monday morning commuter rush rolled round.

The underpass was soggy for three days before finally subsiding.

Main Roads says it doesn’t flood every time it rains so it’s most likely from the recent torrential rains.

Annamarie Mathews says “we have investigated why this happens and believe it occurs when there is heavy rain and debris cover[ing] the top of the pit. This blocks the water from getting away as designed. We have arranged to have this location cleaned out every second day to prevent further issues.”

by DAVID BELL

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