Storm Eleanor – The Clean-Up

03
January
2018

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Anyone who was awake at three this morning (Wednesday) in Winchester will know just how loud and strong the wind was from Storm Eleanor, along with the torrential rain! Hampshire’s Highways teams have continued to work around the clock to keep roads clear following the overnight impact of Storm Eleanor.

Hampshire’s Transport boss Rob Humby explains what they’ve been doing: “We have seen in excess of 50 trees brought down following the excessive wind speed and a considerable amount of rain leading to areas of saturated ground.

“Our emergency crews and specialist tree crews remained out at locations today, clearing these fallen trees and water off the roads so that motorists could take their planned routes.

Whilst  water remains on the roads, all road users are advised to be extra cautious in these adverse conditions and drivers are asked to regulate their speeds accordingly, allowing extra time for journeys, and showing appropriate consideration for other road and footpath users.” 

With the ground saturated, trees are more susceptible to high winds. Fallen trees may affect power lines, communications and transport, as well as blocking or obstructing roads and footpaths.”

Anyone that experiences an issue on a Hampshire road can report it online  https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport