After the last spell of heavy rains a week or so ago, the CIDC noticed that a storm drain opposite Perfect Pizza on Claremont Main Road was completely blocked.
The CIDC cleaning staff tried to unblock the drain but were unable to do so successfully with limited equipment.
The drain was found to be blocked with takeaway left overs such as potato chips and other left over food stuffs.
Food outlets in the vicinity were questioned and informed about the dumping and blockage but no further information came to light.
The City of Cape Town was requested to assist and a work team yesterday ensured that the drain was clear and once again flowing properly, especially in view of the expected rain later this week.