As at Thursday evening road access is still available to Cowlishaw, Chaddesden and Retreat only via Patton or Gloucester. Retreat Road is closed at the Swanns Bridge end. Access from Avonside Drive is closed off at the Woodham Road end and Swanns bridge is closed.
Utilities are almost back to normal. Electricity is still generated from Retreat Park and water seems to be back permanently with good pressure. Telephone and internet for Telecom/Xtra users has been progressivvely restored since yesterday. There is confusion with sewage: chemical toilets have been issued, or are available, to all households in the area, and there is an official expectation they will be used. At the same time the CCC advises that those with water available can use their normal toilets.