Storm Jocelyn wreaks havoc across county with power cuts and trees down

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Around 50 trees fell across Worcestershire last night due to Storm Jocelyn, as teams worked throughout the night to clear roads and footpaths.


The storm hit the north of the county hardest, with reports of many fallen trees in the Wyre Forest and Bromsgrove areas, while power cuts were also reported in Worcester City.

Storm Jocelyn, is the second named storm to hit the county within days, following closely on from Storm Isha. 

Councillor Mike Rouse, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport said,
"We are always really well prepared for bad weather and I’m immensely proud of our team who work tirelessly to ensure our roads are safe for our residents to travel.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the staff who responded to the weather challenges last night.”

Jon Fraser, from Worcestershire County Council Highways, added: 
"We weren't expecting it to be as busy in Worcestershire for Storm Jocelyn. Storm Isha was an amber warning so we thought that would be the one to watch out for."  

"We are working constantly to keep our highways safe and open.  It’s been nonstop in the last few weeks with floods, then ice and now the two storms in quick succession. People should try to prepare for storms as much as possible by checking forecasts and tying anything down that could take off in the wind.”  

Worcestershire County Council remain on alert, if you spot a problem, please get call us on 01905 845676 or report it via the Report It pages of their website.