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Over 130 fallen trees removed from Worcestershire roads

Contractors attend to a fallen tree Published Monday, 21st February 2022

More than 130 fallen trees were removed from roads by Worcestershire County Council’s highway teams, as Storm Eunice passed through Worcestershire.

Highways crews worked around the clock throughout Friday and the weekend tackling the aftermath of Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice.

With the arrival of Storm Franklin on Sunday and the rising river levels across the county, Worcestershire County Council is continuing to work hard to make sure roads in Worcestershire are safe and the county is kept moving.

Councillor Alan Amos, cabinet member for highways and transport at Worcestershire County Council, said, “The efforts of our highways staff during significant weather events is something I am incredibly proud of. Once again, our teams have worked tirelessly to clear roads from fallen trees and other debris and keep the county moving.

“As we see the knock-on effect of the storms on our rivers we will be working closely with the Environment Agency to ensure, where there is danger, roads are closed and flooding safety precautions are in place.”

Flood barriers are in place in Bewdley and Upton, and flood pumps have been deployed in Worcester and Powick.

There are 22 flood alerts where flooding is expected in Worcestershire for the River Severn, River Rea, River Teme and River Wye.

A yellow weather warning remains in place today (21 Feb) for strong winds in most of the UK, including Worcestershire.

To check flood alerts near you, visit the Flooding Alerts and Warnings section of the GOV.UK website.

For problems requiring urgent attention on the roads, please contact the Highways Control Centre 01905 845676

 

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